In 2022 a revised framework to support the authorisation of blood components by non-medical healthcare professionals was published. The Clinical Decision-Making and Authorising Blood Component Transfusion Framework includes:
- guidance around making the clinical decision for blood component transfusion and providing the written (or otherwise documented) instruction in line with national/local guidelines and recommendations.
- the roles and responsibilities of HCPs and their organisations involved in non-medical authorisation of blood component transfusion.
- the minimum elements required for an appropriate training programme, and governance in practice to safely achieve this, and supports a structured approach across the four UK countries.
Please note, within England there is no single provider of the NMA course.