JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee

Welcome to the West Midlands RTC

We aim to make your local RTC web pages the first place you look online for transfusion related information.

Follow the links above the map to find details of audits, forthcoming events, regional contacts, presentations from past training days and other educational resources, local policies, business papers and information about working groups.

If you have material you would like published here please contact Angela Sherwood or Suzette Biggs the West Midlands RTC website representatives.


RTC Chair

Dr Chris Newson, Consultant Anaesthetist at Walsall Manor Hospital is the new West Midlands RTC Chair. Many thanks to Dr Craig Taylor who is now vice Chair.

Learn Cell Salvage

An elearning module and supporting material designed to increase awareness of a range of blood conservation techniques including introperative cell salvage (ICS) and post operative cell salvage (PCS) are available on the learnbloodtransfusion website.

Integrated Transfusion Services

Information and frequently asked questions about Intergrated Tranfusion Services can be found on the Hospitals & Science website.


Presentations from the 2011 SHOT conference and extracts from the 2010 report are available from the SHOT website.

Online Blood Ordering System (OBOS)

75% of hospitals in the West Midlands are now using NHSBT's online blood ordering system.

SaBTO consent recommendations

In additon to a standard for consent and good practice guidance on retrospective patient information. The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) has now produced a standardised information resource for clinicians to support patient consent for blood transfusion.