Recipient Transplant Co-ordinators

Welcome to the Recipient Transplant Co-ordinator (RTC) hub page. This page contains information and resources to aid RTCs in their role.

Document library and useful links

Hub Operations and Recipient Coordinators Operational Meetings

These are monthly meetings for each organ group between Hub Operations managers, the Lead RTC for NHSBT, SNOD managers and RTC representatives from each centre.

They provide an opportunity for RTCs to feedback any operational concerns or issues they may have as well as receiving the latest updates from Hub operations. 

Click on an organ group to access meeting minutes.

Organ Advisory Groups

The Advisory Groups are the key fora for clinicians and scientists to meet with representatives from NHSBT, commissioners and Departments of Health and others to review and develop policies, assess outcomes, and work with partners and stakeholders to improve outcomes for patients.

Find out more about the Advisory Groups and access meeting dates, minutes and papers

Each Solid Organ Advisory Group has 2 RTC representatives:

Cardiothoracic Advisory Group representatives

Phil Seeley


Daniel White


Cardiothoracic Advisory Group Site

Kidney Advisory Group RTC representatives

Laura Pairman


Kathryn Brady


Kidney Advisory Group Site

Liver Advisory Group RTC representatives

Sarah Banks


Peter Robinson Smith


Liver Advisory Group Site

Pancreas Advisory Group RTC representatives

Gail Defries


Victoria Prior


Pancreas Advisory Group Site

Multi-Visceral and Composite Tissue Advisory Group (MCTAG) representatives

Carly Bambridge


Samantha Duncan


MCTAG Advisory Group Site

Donor Family Care Service

As a Recipient Transplant Co-ordinator you will make regular contact with the Donor Family Care Service (DFCS). Lisa Welsh and her Team are available to offer you, your centre or your recipients support and advice on the process.

Correspondence cover sheet (Word 50KB)

Useful contacts

Service Lead for Donor Family Care: Kay Sybenga (

DFCS Team Manager: Lisa Welsh (


NHSBT has also put together this resource pack.

Recipient Co-ordinator and Living Donor Co-ordinator induction programmes

The Recipient Co-ordinator and Living Donor Co-ordinator Induction Programme is held annually and offered to Co-ordinators new in post to provide a theoretical knowledge base regarding the deceased and living organ donation, and transplantation pathways.

You can find papers from these inductions on our UK Living Kidney Donation Network page.