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

Welcome to the Yorkshire & The Humber 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 Odette Colgrave, the Yorkshire and Humber RTC website representative.


RTT/RTC membership

Dr Youssef Sorour, Consultant Haematologist at Barnsley Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the RTC Chair. Dr Marina Karakantze is the NHSBT consultant haematologist representative.  Dr Kathryn Griffith is a GP from Unity Health, York representing primary care. Other members of the RTC are clinicians, laboratory staff and transfusion practitioners from across the region. 

Education events

Presentations can be found on the Yorkshire & The Humber RTC education page. 

Nurse Authorisation Course

Yorkshire and The Humber will be running further nurse authorising education days on the following days and venues during 2016:
•    Friday 27th May - Sheffield NHSBT Centre
•    Wednesday 13th July - York Hospital
•    Thursday 20th October - Sheffield NHSBT Centre
•    Thursday 1st December -  Leeds General Infirmary 

Annual Symposium

The region will hold its annual symposium on 6th October 2016 at The Showroom & Workstation, Sheffield.  The theme will be on transfusion challenges and management of rare haematological conditions.