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. Dr Chris Turner from 'Civility saves lives' will be speaking on the importance of civility in healthcare. 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 blood donor and a transfusion recipient sharing their experiences as well. A panel discussion with patient representatives and transfusion experts will focus on engaging and involving patients to improve safety. Other topics being covered include an update from UK Transfusion Laboratory Collaborative, occult hepatitis B and other emerging transfusion transmitted infections and learning cases from the latest SHOT Report.
  • The event provides an excellent opportunity for all staff involved in transfusion medicine right from collection of blood to administration of blood components and management of patients to network, learn from each other, share best practices and get updated on the latest Annual SHOT Report.


All staff including clinical, laboratory, quality staff involved in the transfusion pathway from collection of blood from donors, manufacturing, testing, processing to transfusion of blood components to patients.


  • Dr Chris Turner, Consultant Emergency Medicine from ‘Civility Saves Lives’
  • Dr Shruthi Narayan, Medical Director SHOT
  • Insights from a blood donor- Zamzam Aba-Nur and transfusion recipient – Solome Mealin
  • Panel discussion with patient representatives – Charlotte Silver, Dipika Shah and transfusion experts- Dr Catherine Booth, Dr Katie Hands and Aimi Baird
  • Kerry Dowling, Chair of the UK Transfusion Laboratory Collaborative
  • Dr Su Brailsford, Consultant in Epidemiology and Health Protection, Interim Clinical Director Microbiology and Public Health, Honorary Professor, University of Nottingham from the Microbiology Services, NHS Blood and Transplant
  • Speakers from the SHOT Team: Simon Carter-Graham, Victoria Tuckley, Nicola Swarbrick and Emma Milser

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

  • 09:00 - 04/07/2023 to 16:30 - 04/07/2023
  • The Etihad, Ashton New Road, Manchester , M11 3FF, United Kingdom