This is the annual symposium from SHOT which is the independent, professionally led haemovigilance scheme in the UK. The symposium has an exciting programme covering key haemovigilance and safety related topics.


  • Delegates will be able to receive an update on the latest annual SHOT Report, learn about the emerging themes in the submitted reports and the recommendations. Jenna Merandi Medication Safety Officer at Nationwide Children’s.
  • Hospital will be speaking about 'Learning from day-to-day events'. Prof Carl Macrae, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK is speaking on 'Developing Practical Strategies to Enable Better.
  • Teamwork and Communication'. Additionally, the programme also includes 2 panel discussions; one focussing on the recommendations from the Infected Blood Inquiry from a haemovigilance perspective and the other covering the recently released laboratory safety culture survey.
  • The event is also an exciting opportunity to learn from work that is being done across the NHS to improve transfusion safety and we have a transfusion recipient sharing lived experiences as well. A session covering a few learning cases from the latest Annual SHOT Report is also included.


The event provides an excellent opportunity for all staff involved in transfusion medicine right from collection of blood to administration of blood and management of patients to network, learn from experience, share best practices and get updated on the latest SHOT report.


  • Dipika Shah, transfusion recipient and Senior EQA Scientist UK NEQAS BTLP
  • Dr Shruthi Narayan, Medical Director, SHOT
  • Jenna Merandi, Medication Safety Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (virtual)
  • Prof Mike Murphy
  • Dr Lorna McLintock 
  • Graham Donald
  • Prof Mark Bellamy
  • Dr Jennifer Davies
  • Chris Robbie
  • Dr Su Brailsford
  • Prof James Neuberger

Details of all speakers available on the programme- we have an excellent programme with wonderful line up of invited speakers and subject matter experts, submitted abstracts and discussions on hot topics related to haemovigilance and transfusion safety.

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

  • 08:30 - 09/07/2024 to 17:00 - 09/07/2024
  • Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Portland Street Manchester M1 4PH, Manchester, M1 4PH, United Kingdom