Consideration is being given in our Health Board to changing to a one-off competency assessment for blood collection which need not be repeated if there is ongoing satisfactory performance. Assessment would be repeated if there is a period of greater than one year out of a workplace where transfusion routinely takes place or if an individual has been involved in a collection adverse event. Would this be considered as satisfactory in meeting the requirements of the UK Blood Safety and Quality Regulations - in particular question F11 of the annual compliance report 'what is the frequency of re-certification for blood collection?'