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New infographic: How information technology systems can support safe practice in anti-D Ig management in pregnancy

Appropriate and timely administration of anti-D Ig post sensitising events and RAADP reduces the risk of development of immune anti-D resulting from pregnancy. SHOT has been collecting reports of errors involving anti-D Ig since 2011, 4080 cases have been submitted between 2011-2021, accounting for approximately 10% of the total reports submitted to SHOT. Errors in […]

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RED CELL SHORTAGE – ENGLAND – AMBER ALERT NOTICE ON 12 OCTOBER 2022

From: SHOT To: All HV reporters When: 13/10/2022 Title: Amber level alert for red cell stocks in England Attached (below): Letter from NHSBT & NBTC to hospitals In England, NHS Blood and Transplant have issued an amber level alert for red cells. NHSBT will remove the alert once they are confident that stocks have reached […]

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Anti-D Ig working expert – vacancy

Calling all midwives! Are you, or do you know, someone with a particular interest in the use of anti-D immunoglobulin?   We are looking for clinically experienced midwife to join the SHOT Working Expert Group as an expert on anti-D Ig errors. Please click here or on the image below for further details.

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NBTC Emergency Planning Working Group – Educational Webinar – Are you Prepared for a Major Incident?

Wednesday 12 October 2022 – 10:30:12:45 – NBTC Emergency Planning Working Group – Educational Webinar – Are you Prepared for a Major Incident? This free webinar is aimed at raising awareness of the preparations and practices of the pre-hospital team, hospital and transfusion team and NHSBT, in responding to a major incident or mass casualty […]

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2022 UKTLC Survey now open!

Calling all transfusion lab managers – the 2022 UKTLC survey is out now! Your responses will help UKTLC understand the challenges and arrangements in place to ensure safe laboratory practices, and to create an action plan to improve transfusion safety. The survey has been sent out via email. If you haven’t received the link to […]

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WHO Webinar – 26 July 2022 – Recent guidance on patient blood management, clinical use of blood and haemovigilance systems

Morning session: 8.00 BST Click this link join the webinar: https://who.zoom.us/j/95838269786 Password: Mae#2022 Afternoon session: 15:00 BST Click this link to join the webinar: https://who.zoom.us/j/95955281848 Password: Pub#2022

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2022

SHOT are delighted to have been shortlisted for the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2022! Our work to improve patient safety *Improving transfusion safety by applying human factors principles in the UK* has been shortlisted in the ‘Harnessing a Human Factors Approach to Improve Patient Safety category’. The full list of finalists for the 2022 HSJ […]

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SHOT Safety Notice 02: SRNM 2022 now available!

SHOT Safety Notice 02: SRNM 2022 along with related Gap Analysis Action Plan now available!

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TACO Video now available!

TACO video now available!

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Updated SHOT Definitions 2022 now available!

You can find the new ‘Definitions of current SHOT reporting categories & what to report’, updated for 2022, on the Home page, Reporting page and Current Resources page of the website. Please make sure you discard any previous versions and use the current version. Many thanks, The SHOT Team

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