North East Regional Transfusion Committee (RTC)
The North East Regional Transfusion Committee aims to support transfusion within the region through the promotion of good practice guidelines, audit and education. The RTC meets on a four monthly basis at the Newcastle NHSBT Centre. The committee is supported by three permanent subgroups:
- Regional Transfusion Team (RTT)
- Newcastle Blood Centre Users Group (Chair: Chris Elliott)
- Transfusion Practitioners group
Smaller working parties are convened to discuss specialist transfusion issues as required by the RTC committee.
Minutes of RTC meetings
6 March 2013 (pdf 28KB)
7 November 2012 (pdf 24KB)
4 July 2012 (pdf 52KB)
7 March 2012 (pdf 52KB)
- Chair: Dr Adil Iqbal, Consultant Haematologist.
- Trust membership: 2 representatives from each Trust Transfusion Committee,
- Northern Regional Haematology Group representative
- NHS Blood and Transplant: Hospital Liaison Team
- Support staff: secretarial and audit
- SHA representative
- Blood Conservation link
- Patient representative
- Transfusion laboratory Managers Group representative
- Anaesthetic link
- Heamostasis and Thrombosis link
North East Regional Transfusion Team (RTT)
RTT project plan 2013/2014 (pdf 12KB)
Terms of Reference:
The overall objective of the Regional Transfusion Committee’s Regional Transfusion Team (RTT) is to support hospital transfusion practice by steering educational activities and audits initiated by the Regional Transfusion Committee.
Adil Iqbal, Hazel Tinegate, Denise Watson, Robin Coupe, Sue Wardle and Janice Robertson
The RTT will be accountable to the RTC. It will be chaired by the RTC Chair or Deputy. The RTT will be responsible for the day to day management of the RTC and will lead projects as agreed by the RTC. The RTT will develop project groups with other interested parties within the region to progress any agreed RTC projects. The RTT will meet at least three times a year, between RTC meetings.
Term of Members
Current post holders would be expected to remain members of the working group during their term of office.
The secretariat will be provided by NHS Blood and Transplant.
Minutes of the team will be sent to the RTC.
Minutes of RTT meetings
22 February 2013 (pdf 16KB)
25 January 2013 (pdf 12KB)
16 November 2012 (pdf 12KB)
19 October 2012 (pdf 16KB)
7 September 2012 (pdf 12KB)
22 June 2012 (pdf 12KB)
4 May 2012 (pdf 16KB)
23 February 2012 (pd 12KB)
20 January 2012 ( pdf 8KB)
The RTC Chair's report to the most recent NBTC meeting is shown on the RTC Chairs' meetings page.
Minutes of Transfusion Practitioners' meetings
30 October 2012 (pdf 12KB)
15 June 2012 (pdf 12KB)
Minutes of Assistant Transfusion Practitioners' meetings
4 December 2012 (pdf 12KB)
13 June 2012 (pdf 16KB)
15 March 2012 (pdf 20KB)
Minutes of Newcastle Blood Centre User Group (Formerly Newcastle Transfusion Laboratory Managers' Forum)
30 January 2013 (pdf 24KB)
9 October 2012 (pdf 36KB)
28 June 2012 (pdf 28KB)
2 February 2012 (pdf 28KB)