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SHOT Working Expert Group

The Working Expert Group

The WEG incorporates the concept of an Expert Panel and all members of WEG will also be members of the Steering Group therefore meeting face to face twice per year at the full Steering Group meeting. In addition the WEG will meet face to face on a further two occasions without the rest of the SG. The WEG will have a teleconference 4/6 weeks before the main SG meeting. The WEG therefore will meet 6 times per year, twice by telecon, twice on their own and twice with the rest of the SG. Minutes of all WEG meetings will be sent to all SG members.

The WEG is responsible for:

  • Analysing the data that have been reported to SHOT and for writing the annual SHOT report.
  • Developing an annual work programme to be approved by the SG based on agreed strategic objectives.
  • Advising the SG on the functionality of the scheme and any new initiatives in development.
  • In addition to the production of the annual data, members of the WEG will, together with members of the SHOT office team, produce papers for publication in scientific journals, on behalf of the SG.
  • The WEG will initiate research, studies and audits alone and in collaboration with other bodies some of which may be task and finish and some of which will be ongoing projects.
  • The WEG will be responsible for ensuring that all data produced by SHOT is published and disseminated appropriately to fulfil the stated purpose of SHOT in improving the safety of the transfusion process and standards of hospital transfusion practice.
  • The WEG will regularly review definitions and questionnaires and submit proposed changes to the Steering Group for endorsement.

The WEG membership will be no more than 10 and will include at least 2 Haematologists with clinical responsibility of transfusion, at least one hospital based Transfusion Scientist and Transfusion Practitioner, a Blood Service Consultant, a representative from UK NEQAS Blood Transfusion Laboratory Practice and a member with expertise in paediatric medicine. It must be ensured that the expertise within the Group covers the main areas of SHOT reporting.

Working Expert Group Members

Name:Title:Area of expertise:
Professor Mark BellamySHOT Steering Group ChairConsultant in Intensive Care & Professor of Critical Care
Dr Shruthi NarayanSHOT Medical Director
Consultant Haematologist
Tel: 0161 423 4208
Incidents originating in Donor and unclassificable complications of transfusion
Ms Courtney Spinks
SHOT Operations Manager
SHOT Office
Manchester Blood Centre
Plymouth Grove
Manchester
M13 9LL

Tel: M/cr. 0161 423 4208
e-mail: courtney.spinks@nhsbt.nhs.uk
Incidents involving Incorrect Blood Component Transfused
Ms Debbi Poles
SHOT Research Analyst
SHOT Office
Manchester Blood Centre
Plymouth Grove
Manchester
M13 9LL

Tel: 0161 423 4233
Fax: 0161 423 4395
e-mail: debbi.poles@nhsbt.nhs.uk
Data management and analysis. Compilation of SHOT Report
Mr Si Carter-Graham
SHOT Clinical Incident Specialist
SHOT Office
Manchester Blood Centre
Plymouth Grove
Manchester
M13 9LL

Tel: 0161 423 4234
e-mail: simon.carter-graham@nhsbt.nhs.uk
Incidents originating in the clinical area and transfusion reactions except haemolytic transfusion reactions
Mrs Hema Mistry MSci
SHOT Laboratory Incident Specialist
SHOT Office
Manchester Blood Centre
Plymouth Grove
Manchester
M13 9LL

Tel: 0161 423 4235
e-mail: Hema.Mistry@nhsbt.nhs.uk
Incidents originating in the laboratory related to incorrect blood component transfused, handling and storage errors and special requirements not met.
Ms Jayne Addison
SHOT / Patient Blood Management Transfusion Liaison Practitioner
SHOT Office
Manchester Blood Centre
Plymouth Grove
Manchester
M13 9LL

e-mail: jayne.addison@nhsbt.nhs.uk
Incidents involving Incorrect Blood Component Transfused
Dr Peter BakerLaboratory Manager
Royal Liverpool Hospital & Broadgreen University Hospital Trust
Incidents originating in the transfusion laboratory
Dr Janet Birchall
Consultant Haematologist
NHSBT
Filton
Incidents involving Acute Transfusion Reactions
Katy CowanPatient Blood Management Practitioner
NHSBT
Exeter
Dr Anicee Danaee
Ms Clare DenisonPatient blood Management Practioner Incidents involving anti-D
Ms Pamela Diamond
Mrs Sharran GreyPrincipal Clinical Scientist/Blood Transfusion Clinical Lead
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Incidents involving TACO and TAD
Dr Sarah HaynesIncidents involving Cell Salvage
Dr Jane KeidanRetired Consultant HaematologistIncidents involving Immune anti-D
Dr Tom LathamConsultant Haematologist
NHSBT
Filton
Incidents involving TRALI, PTP and TAGHvD
Ms Rachel MorrisonInfection Surveillance Officer
NHS Blood and Transplant
North London Blood Centre
Colindale Avenue
London
NW9 5BG
Incidents involving Transfusion-Transmitted Infection
Dr Shruthi NarayanIncidents originating in Donor
Dr Helen V NewConsultant in Paediatric Haematology & Transfusion Medicine
Department of Paediatrics
St Mary's Hospital
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Praed St
London
W2 1NY

Joint Consultant with NHSBT
All errors and transfusion reactions occuring in paediatric patients
Terrie PerryTransfusion Practitioner
Bucks Healthcare
Dr Catherine RalphIncidents involving Cell Salvage
Dr Fiona ReganConsultant Haematologist
NHS Blood and Transplant
North London Blood Centre
Colindale Avenue
London
NW9 5BG

Joint Consultant post with Imperial College Hospitals NHS Trust
Acute transfusion reactions
Chris RobbieMHRA
Higher Haemovigilance Specialist
Adverse Incident Centre

Tel: 0203 080 7336
Incidents reported to MHRA
Dr Megan RowleyConsultant Haematologist
NHS Blood and Transplant
North London Blood Centre
Colindale Avenue
London
NW9 5BG

Joint Consultant post with Imperial College Hospitals NHS Trust
Incorrect blood component transfused errors related to IT systems
Mrs Diane Sydney Senior Nurse Better Blood Transfusion
Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
Incidents involving Right blood right patient and HSE
Ms Tracey TomlinsonIncidents involving HTR
Ms Alison WattHuman FactorsIncidents involving Human Factors