In January 2006, the National Blood Transfusion Committee wrote to the deans of all UK medical schools seeking information as to when and by what means transfusion competency is taught and assessed. Replies were received from all 30 medical schools, a 100% response rate. The survey results showed that transfusion training is delivered to all medical students, although the model of delivery varied widely. Competency assessments show significant variation and there is some concern that transfusion does not appear to be a core competency at some medical schools. Only a third of medical schools undertake testing of skills.
NBTC Survey of UK Medical Schools, March 2007