National Comparative Audit Reports

These generic reports have been distributed to participating hospitals. They contain real data but have been anonymised by using fictional names such as St Elsewhere’s NHS Foundation Trust, or St. Elsewhere’s Hospital.

2016

Haematology Audit 2016 Full Report (PDF)

Haematology Audit Key Findings (PDF)

2015

Audit of Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding and the Use of Blood (PDF)

Audit of Patient Blood Management in adults undergoing elective, scheduled surgery (PDF)

2014

National Red Cell Survey (PDF)

Audit of Patient Information & Consent (PDF)

2013

Anti-D Audit Report (PDF)

Patient Blood Management Survey Report (PDF)

2012

Audit of Blood Sample Collection and Labelling (PDF)

2011

Audit of Blood Transfusion in Adult Cardiac Surgery (PDF)

Audit of Use of Blood in Adult Medical Patients Part 1 (PDF)

Audit of Use of Blood in Adult Medical Patients Part 2 (PDF)

Re-audit of bedside transfusion practice (PDF)

2010

Re-audit of the use of platelets in haematology (PDF)

Key findings of the National Comparative Audit of platelet transfusions (PDF)

Re-audit of the use of Group O RhD negative red cells (PDF)

National Comparative Audit of the use of Red Cells in Neonates and Children (PDF)

2009

National Comparative Audit of Blood Collection Audit (PDF)

2008 Bedside transfusion re-audit (PDF)

Audit of the use of Fresh Frozen Plasma (PDF)

Participating hospitals received a summary report of the main findings and a full report which provided more information about FFP transfusion in 3 age groups: < 1 year old; 1-15 years old and >16 years old. The regional presentations were also distributed

Audit of the appropriate use of red cells – a 2 region audit in Midlands and the South West (Sept) (PDF)

Audit of Overnight Transfusions (Jan) (PDF)

2007

The UK Comparative audit of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and the use of blood (Dec) (PDF)

-  A short report Transfusion Extract (PDF) was sent to hospitals

Key achievements and next steps (PDF)

Title: The role of blood transfusion in the management of upper and lower intestinal tract bleeding
Authors: S Hearnshaw; S Travis; M F Murphy
Journal: Best Practice & Research in Clinical Gastroenterology
Reference: Vol 22, issue 2, April 2008; 355 - 371
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/

Audit of the use of blood in primary, elective, unilateral total hip replacement (July)
Title: Preoperative anaemia (Letter)
Authors: H Boralessa
Journal: The British Journal of General Practice
Reference: July 2008, Vol 58, 552, p509
Audit of the use of platelets (March 2007)

Title: National Comparative Audit of the use of platelet transfusions in the UK
Authors: H Qureshi; D Lowe; P Dobson; J Grant-Casey; E Parris; D Dalton; K Hickling; F Waller; C Howell; M F Murphy
Journal: Transfusions Clinique et Biologique
Reference: 2007: 14, (2007) 509-513
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science

2005

Auditing the administration of blood at the bedside 2005

Title: Changes in practice and organisation surrounding blood transfusion in NHS Trusts in England 2005,
Authors: C J C Taylor; M F Murphy; D Lowe; M Pearson;
Journal: Quality & Safety in Healthcare
Reference: 2008;17:233 -243
http://qshc.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/17/4/239

Title: Promoting safer blood transfusion practice in hospital
Authors: E Parris; J Grant-Casey
Journal: Nursing Standard
Reference: 2008; June 20; vol 21 no 41, 207
http://journals.rcni.com/doi/abs/10.7748/ns2007.06.21.41.35.c4630

2003

Auditing the administration of blood at the bedside 2003