Annual SHOT Report 2016


SHOT is the United Kingdom’s independent, professionally-led haemovigilance scheme. SHOT has been collecting and analysing anonymised information on adverse events and reactions in blood transfusion from all health care organisations involved in the transfusion of blood and blood components in the UK since 1996. The annual SHOT report gives information on adverse events that have occurred in the previous year and where risks and problems are identified SHOT makes recommendations to improve patient safety.

All those involved in transfusion medicine are recommended to read the 2016 SHOT report which can be found here.