Five minutes with . . . Paula Bolton-MaggsBMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3555 (Published 26 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3555
- Anne Gulland
“Earlier this month we published our latest annual report on adverse incidents related to transfusion.1 Our organisation is 20 years old and has had a significant impact on transfusion safety.
“All NHS trusts in the UK now report to our scheme, and we receive 3500 to 4000 reports a year. This year’s report on incidents in 2016 shows that 87% were caused by human errors, quite a few of which highlight mistakes in the nine step, vein to vein transfusion process. …