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SHOT Steering Group

SHOT Steering Group

The Steering Group (SG) provides professional ownership and strategic direction, monitors the performance of SHOT and is accountable to the UK Forum through the Medical Director for the use of resources and management of the budget. Membership of the Steering Group will consist of nominated representatives of the Royal Colleges and other professional bodies. The Steering Group will always include the Medical Director, National Co-ordinator for Transfusion Transmitted Infections, the Operations Manager, and a representative from each of the following: Public Health England, a Consultant specialist in Transfusion Microbiology, BCSH Transfusion Task Force, the CMO’s National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC), and the UK Blood Transfusion Forum.

The SG will  be responsible for:

  • Formulating the recommendations based on SHOT findings and ensuring that these are endorsed and disseminated via professional bodies
  • Promoting and supporting SHOT recommendations and activities through their professional networks
  • Ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of the data
  • Monitoring and encouraging participation in UK haemovigilance

Steering Group Members

Professor Mark BellamySHOT Steering Group ChairConsultant in Intensive Care, Leeds Teaching Hospitals & Professor of Critical Care, University of Leeds Intensive Care Unit, St James’s University Hospital
Dr Heidi DoughtyBBTS President

British Blood Transfusion Society
Dr Sue RobinsonConsultant HaematologistBritish Society for Haematology
Dr Lucinda BlakeHaematology Consultant
Past President, Intensive Care Society
Defence Medical Services
Nina VinallExpert in Patient Safety
Anne Lockhart
IBMS Fellow, Senior Biomedical Scientist Professional Manager, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
Welsh Blood Service
Institute of Biomedical Science
Dr Pete HerseyFICM Safety LeadFaculty of Intensive Care Medicine
Dr Stephen ThomasJPAC DirectorJoint Professional Advisory Committee
Graham DonaldLay Member
Mr Chris RobbieMHRA Haemovigilance SpecialistMedicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
Dr Shubha AllardNBTC SecretaryNational Blood Transfusion
Professor Andrea PiccinNorthern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service
Dr Su BrailsfordConsultant in Epidemiology and Health ProtectionUK Health Security Agency & Faculty of Public Health
Dr Caroline EvansConsultant Cardiothoracic AnaesthetistRoyal College of Anaesthetists
Mervi JokinenPractice and Standards Professional Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives
President European Midwives Association (EMA)
Vice Chair European Forum for National Nursing and Midwifery Associations (EFNNMA)
Royal College of Midwives
Ruth BureyProfessional Lead, Learning & Development. RCN Nursing Practice and Policy Directorate.
RCN Eastern Region and RCN West Midlands Region
Royal College of Nursing
Dr Felicity PlaatConsultant Obstetrician & GynaecologistRoyal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Dr Ruth GottsteinConsultant NeonatologistRoyal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Dr Shubha AllardDeputy Chair, Transfusion Medicine Specialty Advisory CommitteeRoyal College of Pathologists
Dr James ReidRoyal College of Physicians
VacantRoyal College of Surgeons
Dr Lynne AndersonChair, SNBTCScottish National Blood Transfusion Committee
Chloe DavisonNHSBT/UKHSA Epidemiology UnitSHOT National Co-ordinator for Infectious Diseases
Dr Ranga MothukuriConsultant, Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care MedicineThe Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Dr Gail MiflinMedical and Research Director, NHS Blood and TransplantUK Forum
Katy VealeOperations Manager, UK NEQAS BTLPUK NEQAS
Kerry DowlingChair, UKTLCUK Transfusion Laboratory Collaborative
Dr Janet BirchallMedical Director, Welsh Blood ServiceWelsh Blood Service


Honorary Steering Group Members

Dr Hannah Cohen – Founder member and former SHOT Steering Group Chair
Dr Lorna Williamson – Founder member
Dr John Barbara – Founder member
Dr Sue Knowles -Former Interim Medical Director of SHOT
Dr Elizabeth Love – Former National Medical Coordinator of SHOT
Prof John S P Lumley – Founder member
Dr Brian McClelland – Founder member
Dr Derek Norfolk – Founder member
Dr Dorothy Stainsby – Former National Medical Coordinator of SHOT
Dr Clare Taylor – Former SHOT Medical Director