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Specialist Haematology Services

Specialist Haematology Services

We are the major tertiary referral centre and largest provider of specialist clinical haematology healthcare for adults in the North East of England. Our services are based at both the Freeman Hospital and the Royal Victoria Infirmary where we offer an extensive range of investigations for the diagnosis and treatment of both non-cancerous and cancerous blood conditions. We also provide support and advice in the community for people with bleeding related disorders.

Consultation and treatment is available to anybody who lives in and around the North East of England and highly specialist care can also be offered to those with more complex conditions from anywhere in the UK.  We treat approximately 1000 new patients every year and many more patients come to see us regularly for longer term treatments.

Our nationally recognised diagnostic and research laboratories and our extensive links with the Universities of Newcastle and Northumbria, including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, are vital to providing a first class clinical service.


Comprehensive range of services for blood related disorders

Our clinicians are highly experienced in their fields of haematology and are renowned internationally for their clinical expertise and research to help develop new treatment regimes. They are organised into disease specific teams of:

  • Haematology oncology
  • Bone Marrow transplantation
  • Myeloma
  • Chronic lymphatic leukaemia
  • Clinical blood transfusion
  • Haemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Paediatric Haematology
  • Red Cell disorders including Haemoglobinopathy

Specialist treatments available include chemotherapy, administration of coagulation substances and the collection, storage and transplantation of bone marrow and blood stem cells.

Each medical team is supported by specialist nurses as well as an experienced administrative and clerical team. This ensures seamless delivery of care which is of great benefit for our patients.

A leader in pioneering clinical research trials to ensure you get the best possible treatment

Exciting clinical research within the Thrombosis field will provide the use of new anticoagulants which will benefit patient care as they do not require regular monitoring. This linked with a rapid diagnosis and treatment of patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and the use of nurse specialists working in the community providing clinical care and educational programmes for the prevention of specific clinical conditions makes Newcastle the place for the treatment of Thrombotic disorders.

We are proud of the quality of service we provide and to comply with the national standards of Improving Outcomes Guidance for haematological malignancies all complicated cases are discussed and recorded at our multidisciplinary team meetings. This ensures we have good interaction with other clinical specialities within the Trust such as surgery, Oncology, Radiology, Laboratory medicine, Pharmacy and Intensive care.

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