The BBTS Specialist Certificate in Clinical Transfusion Practice is designed for UK Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) registered professionals* and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Biomedical Scientists (BMS)* working in transfusion in a hospital clinical environment, a hospital transfusion laboratory or blood establishment (blood centre).

* Note:   This qualification: 

This qualification will provide you with evidence of specialist knowledge* in clinical transfusion, following NMC or HCPC registration at practitioner level, required to demonstrate your specialist and independent practice capabilities. 

It is accredited by the University of Manchester (45 level 7 credits). 

*The BBTS Specialist Certificate is not a certificate of competence to practice; the assessment of competence remains the responsibility of your employer.

This programme of study will build and consolidate your core knowledge and understanding of clinical transfusion, while developing your analytical and practical skills required for data interpretation, critical thinking and provision of solutions to differing clinical situations,commensurate with the level of Specialist Practitioner in Clinical Transfusion (NHS career framework grade 6 and above). 

Minimum eligibility criteria for all applicants

You must:
And preferably have:
*prospective applicants who will not be working in a transfusion environment during the programme will not normally be considered eligible. Individual requests may be taken under consideration. 

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