Hospital Blood Bank Compliance Report

The compliance report and declaration forms for Hospital Blood Banks (HBB) (01st April 2020 to 31st March 2021) are now available on the MHRA website.

Blood compliance reports (BCR) and declarations must be completed and submitted by 30th April 2021.

There are guidance documents available for HBBs and Facilities on the MHRA website.

Hospital blood banks should submit their completed BCR and Hospital Blood Bank Declaration Form to with email subject heading ‘Full Hospital Name – BCR 2021’.
(Please ensure the email includes 1 BCR and the declaration form for that hospital name, with additional information related to the blood bank ONLY. Do not send multiple BCR and declaration forms within the same trust in one email)

Following the BCR assessment, Hospital Blood Banks will be provided with a BCR Assessment Confirmation Letter to confirm that assessment has been completed, without indicating the outcome (i.e. inspection or no inspection). The level of compliance determined will be used to inform the inspection programme for 2021/2022. The Hospital Blood Banks selected for inspection will be contacted by the inspectors to arrange a date. All inspections will be performed with a maximum of 7 days’ notice.

Blood Facilities

In previous years we have required the submission of a facility declaration from the facilities that a hospital blood bank supply. The declaration was used to ensure that blood facilities are aware of their responsibility to comply with the BSQRs. This year we have made a change and will rely on the agreement between the supplying HBB and facility to confirm that the facility understand the requirement to comply with BSQRs.

Where HBBs supply blood components to other sites within the same Trust, shared quality systems and standard operating procedures may be relied on in lieu of an agreement to ensure compliance with the BSQRs.