Haematology Studies

Affinitie: Two cluster RCTs to evaluate feedback in blood transfusion audits (1512183)

The development and evaluation of enhanced audit and feedback interventions to increase the uptake of evidence-based transfusion practice (AFFINITIE) is a NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research which aims to develop and evaluate feedback interventions to promote the uptake of evidence-based transfusion guidance to reduce the unnecessary use of blood. In this research we will randomise NHS trusts / health boards to receive different ways of providing feedback following a clinical audit in two linked cluster trials. We will use the data collected as part of the NHS Blood and Transplant National Comparative Audit (NHSBT NCA) to evaluate the feedback. NHSBT NCA is a well-established quality improvement activity which compares current best practice with an agreed standard in blood transfusion practice.