Specialist Haematology Services

Meet the team

Our haematology department is organised into disease-specific teams:

The team at the Royal Victoria Infirmary focuses on the management of non-malignant haematological disorders as well as bleeding and thrombotic disorders. It is also involved in the management of paediatric cases. The team reviews frequently patients at the Freeman Hospital and sees new referrals at the NCCC, Freeman Hospital.

The team at the NCCC, Freeman Hospital focuses on the management of malignant haematological disorders. The team also sees new as well as follow-up patients with non-malignant disorders such as iron deficiency anaemia.


Management team

Dr. Ian PedleyClinical Director/ Clinical Oncologist

  • Clinical Director/ Clinical Oncologist
  • Tel: (0191) 213 8470
  • GMC Code: 3486636
  • Qualifications: BSc(Hons) MB.ChB FRCR FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Non surgical Oncological management of urological and gastrointestinal malignancies

  • Biography

    Prior to my appointment as a Consultant in 1999 I completed my training in Clinical Oncology in Leeds and the Royal Marsden Hospital, London. I am involved in a number of clinical trials on the Sir Bobby Robson unit.
    I am on the Steering committee of the Northern Colorectal Oncology Group and a member of BAUS. I also sit on NECDAG and the NECN Radiotherapy Group.
    I have the privilege of being Head of Radiotherapy at NCCC.

  • Directorate

    Cancer Services

  • Hospital Base

    NCCC, Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    I have weekly new patient and follow up Outpatient clinics in NCCC, Freeman Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital

  • Name of Secretary
    Mrs Michelle Askwith

Haematology team at the Royal Victoria Infirmary

Dr Tina BissConsultant Haematologist/ Associate Clinical Researcher

  • Consultant Haematologist/ Associate Clinical Researcher
  • Tel: (0191) 282 4743
  • GMC Code: 4428307
  • Qualifications: BMed Sci, BM BS, MD, MRCP, FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Bleeding Disorders, Thrombosis & Anticoagulation

  • Biography

    I qualified in medicine at Nottingham University in 1997 and I have trained in haematology in Newcastle upon Tyne and Toronto, Canada.
    I completed a postgraduate research degree in anticoagulation in children in 2011.
    I have been a Consultant Haematologist since December 2011.
    My clinical interest is in the management of bleeding and thrombotic disorders, particularly in children. My research interest is in paediatric thrombosis and anticoagulation.
    I lead the clinical trials team for benign haematology and I am the North East & North Cumbria Local Clinical Research Network (LCRN) specialty group lead for haematology.

  • Directorate

    Specialist Haematology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Monday am- General haematology
    Tuesday/Wednesday am- Bleeding disorders clinics
    Tuesday pm- Haematology new referral clinic
    Wednesday pm (last week of the month)- Paediatric thrombosis clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Christine Blythman
  • Dr Tina Biss 

Dr Peter CareyConsultant Haematologist

  • Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 282 4743
  • GMC Code: 2502566
  • Qualifications: MB, BS; FRCP; FRCPEd; FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Diagnostic Haematopathology; Non-malignant Paediatric Haematology; Haemoglobinopathy

  • Biography

    Qualified Newcastle upon Tyne 1979
    Postgraduate training in Medicine and Haematology in Newcastle and Cambridge
    Consultant Haematologist in Sunderland 1990-2006
    Consultant Haematologist RVI 2006-current

  • Directorate

    Clinical Haematology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Non-malignant Paediatric Haematology; Haemoglobinopathy

  • Name of Secretary
    Christine Blythman
  • Dr Peter Carey 

Dr Brigit GreystokeLocum Consultant Haematologist

  • Locum Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 282 6949
  • GMC Code: 4700115
  • Qualifications: BSc(Hons) MBChB PhD MRCP FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Haematopathology
    Haemoglobinopathies
    Thrombosis

  • Biography

    I qualified in medicine in 2000 from the University of Edinburgh, and subsequently worked in Oxford, London, Newcastle upon Tyne, Edinburgh, Manchester and in Palmerston North in New Zealand.  I completed haematology higher specialist training in Manchester in 2014 (including a PhD in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia from the University of Manchester in 2013) and have worked in Newcastle since then. I am particularly interested in ensuring that diagnostic services are fast, accurate and as easy as possible for the patient.

  • Directorate

    Haematology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Hospital

Dr. John P HanleyConsultant Haematologist

  • Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 282 4170
  • GMC Code: 3248517
  • Qualifications: MBChB, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, Cert Med Ed
  • Special Interests

    Bleeding Disorders, Thrombosis and Anticoagulation

  • Biography

    I graduated form Leicester University Medical School in 1987. I trained in Haematology at Nottingham, Edinburgh and Christchurch, New Zealand.
    I have been a Consultant Haematologist in Newcastle since 2001 and Clinical Director since 2005.
    I am Co-Director of the Newcastle Haemophilia Centre and active in the UK Haemophilia Centres Doctors Organisation (UKHCDO). I am currently chair of the UKHCDO Musculoskeletal Working Party.
    I am interested in all aspects of bleeding, thrombosis and anticoagulation – particularly the reversal of over-anticoagulation. I am lead clinician for the community anticoagulation service.
    I have a big interest in Medical Training and Education and was previously Clinical Tutor (2008-2011). I am an examiner in Haematology for the Royal College of Pathologists.

  • Directorate

    Clinical Haematology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Bleeding Disorders (Mon am and Wed am, RVI)
    Obstetric Haematology (Mon pm, RVI -  in antenatal clinic)
    Thrombosis (Thurs am, RVI)
    General Haematology (Wed pm, FRH)
    Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle – clinic 3 monthly

  • Name of Secretary
    Rachel Georgeson (Personal assistant); Linda McBride (Haematology)
  • Dr John Hanley 

Dr. Katherine L TalksConsultant Haematologist

  • Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 282 4159
  • GMC Code: 3325654
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MD, BsC, FRCP, FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Haemostasis and Thrombosis

  • Biography

    I graduated from London University in 1989 and undertook Specialist training in Haematology in Oxford 1992-2000, including a period of research leading to an MD and then completed training in Newcastle  in 2003 and was appointed as a Consultant Haematologist in 2003. I am co-director of the Newcastle Haemophilia comprehensive care centre and Chair of the trust’s VTE committee. I am a member of the UKHCDO Inhibitor working party and am the Principal investigator for a number of clinical trials in bleeding disorders, ITP and thrombosis . I am involved in the Specialist training of doctors in Haematology and was TPD 2010-2014 and have been the National lead for recruitment for the JRCPTB since 2012 and and Vice Chair of the National SAC in Haematology  from 2015.

  • Directorate

    Haematology

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    ITP and General Haematology Mon am
    Haemophilia and congenital bleeding disorders Tues am
    Thrombosis clinic Thurs am

  • Name of Secretary
    Michelle Davies
  • Talks kate 

Haematology team at the Freeman Hospital

Dr Venetia BigleyConsultant Haematologist

  • Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 213 8479
  • GMC Code: 4764960
  • Qualifications: MB, BChir, PhD, MRCP, FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Haematopoietic  stem cell transplant, adult primary immunodeficiency, histiocytoses, dendritic cell tumours

  • Biography

    I work in the Northern Centre for Bone Marrow Transplantation and hold a Wellcome Intermediate Fellowship (2013-2018) for research. I completed a degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge before turning to medicine, studying again in Cambridge and at University College London.  I undertook my specialist haematology training in Newcastle, where I have remained ever since. I was appointed as a consultant in 2011.
    In the research laboratory I study how dendritic cells, important regulators of the immune system, are formed from the bone marrow and how this can go wrong in bone marrow diseases or as a result of faulty genes. Previous research has been funded by BrightRed, The George Walker Trust, The BSH and the MRC.

  • Directorate

    Cancer Services

  • Hospital Base

    NCCC, Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Adult bone marrow transplantation
    Adult histiocytosis

  • Name of Secretary
    Lucy Manning
  • Dr Venetia Bigley 

Professor Matthew CollinProfessor of Haematology and Honorary Consultant Haematologist

  • Professor of Haematology and Honorary Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 213 8479
  • GMC Code: 4229560
  • Qualifications: BM BCh DPhil MRCP FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Bone Marrow Transplantation
    Histiocytosis
    Adult Immunodeficiency

  • Biography

    PhD in Immunology 1992 and Medical Degree 1995 (Oxford University).  Specialist training in Haematology and Transplantation 2004 (Northern region).  Consultant Haematologist since 2006, Professor of Haematology and Director of Bone Marrow Transplantation since 2010.
    Clinical expertise in bone marrow transplantation aiming to provide a top quality modern and innovative service to patients from across the region.  Research expertise in human dendritic cell (DC) biology including discovery and classification of human DCs, role of DCs in graft versus host disease, genetic DC deficiency due to GATA2 mutation and IRF8 mutation (both discovered in Newcastle) and the histiocytic disorders Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and Erdheim Chester Disease.  Major research funding from Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia Research Fund) CRUK, Wellcome Trust and MRC.  More details of research at http://www.hudendritic.org.  Founding Trustee of local blood cancer charity Bright Red.

  • Directorate

    Cancer Services and Clinical Haematology

  • Hospital Base

    NCCC, Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Bone Marrow Transplantation new patients
    Bone Marrow Transplantation follow up
    Adult Histiocytosis

  • Name of Secretary
    Lucy Manning
  • Professor Matthew Collin 

Dr. Jane ConnSpeciality Doctor

Dr Erin HurstConsultant Haematologist

  • Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 213 8479
  • GMC Code: 6114772
  • Qualifications: MBBS [Hons] FRCPath MRCP MClinRes
  • Special Interests

    Blood cancers and bone marrow transplantation

  • Biography

    I graduated from Newcastle University in 2005 and then completed my junior doctor training in the North East.  I became a consultant at the Freeman Hospital in 2015. I work as part of the haemato-onocology team managing blood cancers in particular acute leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndromes. I also work as part of the bone marrow transplant team managing patients from referral and initial assessment, through transplant into long term follow-up.

  • Directorate

    Haematology & Cancer Services

  • Hospital Base

    NCCC, Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Weekly Pre Bone Marrow Transplant and Bone Marrow Failure Clinic and twice weekly Post Bone Marrow transplant clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Lucy Manning
  • Hurst Erin 

Professor Graham JacksonConsultant Haematologist

  • Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 213 8480
  • GMC Code: 2840169
  • Qualifications: MA MBBS FRCP FRCPath MD
  • Special Interests

    Haematological Malignancies particularly myeloma, lymphoma and acute leukaemias.
    Stem cell Transplantation
    Intra-thecal chemotherapy

  • Biography

    Professor Jackson works in Haematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is a Professor of  Clinical Haematology at Newcastle University. He graduated from Cambridge in 1980 and went on to study medicine at the Westminster School of Medicine. He gained his MRCP in 1986 and then moved to Newcastle University to undertake his MD, which he completed in 1992.  Professor Jackson obtained his MRCPath in 1993, followed by his FRCP in 1999 and his FRCPath in 2000. He also worked at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Centre in Seattle.
    His research interests focus on the role of drug resistance in myeloma, development of long-term bone marrow transplant follow-up clinics, and the cytokine profile of acute and chronic GVHD. Clinically he has been involved in writing a number of guidelines including the BCSH anti-fungal guidelines. Professor Jackson has written a number of book chapters and has published more than 125 peer reviewed papers.
    He wasthe President of the British Society of Haematology in 2014 and was the treasurer of the society until April 2013. He is also the President of the British Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BSBMT) and serves on the Clinical Trials Awards and Advisory Committee (CTAAC) as well as the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research grants committee. He is also actively involved in the national myeloma trials committee.

  • Directorate

    Cancer Services and Clinical Haematology

  • Hospital Base
    NCCC, Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided

    Stem cell transplant Weekly Mon / Thurs A.M.
    Myeloma clinic Tues A.M.
    Lymphoma clinic Wed A.M.
     

  • Name of Secretary
    Dawn Young
  • Professor Graham Jackson 

Dr Gail JonesConsultant Haematologist

  • Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 213 8518
  • GMC Code: 4095174
  • Qualifications: BMed Sci BM BS MD FRCP FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
    Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
    Myelodysplastic Syndrome
    Lymphoma

  • Biography

    I graduated from Nottingham University in 1994 and completed specialist training in haematology in Newcastle in 2005 and was appointed as a consultant haematologist in 2005.
    I offer some clinics in general haematology but most of my work centres on the care of patients with haematological cancers,  particularly lymphoma and acute leukaemias.  I chair the directorate’s chemotherapy committee and the Northern Cancer Network’s Haematology Group.
    I am a member of the UK AML working group which designs national trials for patients with acute myeloid leukaemia. I am also a member of the UK Myelodysplasia Group.
    I sit on the Haematological Cancer group of the British Committee for Standards in Haematology.
    I am the Principal Investigator for a number of clinical trials

  • Directorate

    Cancer Services and Clinical Haematology

  • Hospital Base

    NCCC, Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    General Haematology
    Bone Marrow Failure
    Lymphoma
    Chemotherapy Clinic
    Bone Marrow Donor Assessment

  • Name of Secretary
    Katie Bradshaw
  • Dr Gail Jones 

Dr Arian LaurenceHonorary Consultant

  • Honorary Consultant
  • Tel: (0191) 213 8479
  • GMC Code: 4040301
  • Qualifications: PhD MRCP FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Bone marrow transplantation

  • Biography

    Medical school: UMDS/ KCL 1987 – 1993
    Specialist training at University College Hospital London 1997 – 2004
    PhD at ICRF now Crick institute 1999 – 2003
    Post doctoral training at NIH, Bethesda MD, USA  2005 – 2014
    Member of American Society of Haematology

    Research interests:
    Jak/ STAT signalling in haematological and immune disease.
    Publications:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=laurence+arian

  • Directorate

    Haematology & Cancer Services

  • Hospital Base

    NCCC, Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Bone marrow transplantation, bone marrow failure clinics

  • Name of Secretary
    Lucy Manning

Dr. Anne L LennardConsultant Haematologist

  • Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 213 8480
  • GMC Code: 2431446
  • Qualifications: MBBS (Hons), FRCP, FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Lymphoma
    Bone marrow failure
    Clinical Trials

  • Biography

    Qualified Newcastle University Medical School.
    Trained in Haematology Northern Deanery
    Appointed consultant in 1994
    Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

    My practice is in adult haematology/oncology (blood cancers) with major interest in lymphoma and leukaemia.
    I am the dedicated haematology lead for Young Adults aged 19-25 with blood cancers.
    I also take a special interest in clinical trials and work closely with the North of England Cancer Research Network-North as its clinical lead helping to ensure that patients in our area can access all the latest drugs and techniques available to treat their disease.
    Nationally I am a member of the high grade lymphoma working party.

  • Directorate

    Cancer Services and Clinical Haematology

  • Hospital Base

    NCCC, Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Lymphoma new and review
    General Haematology new patient clinic

  • Name of Secretary
    Dawn Young

Dr Tobias MenneConsultant Haematologist

  • Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 213 8659
  • GMC Code: 4235408
  • Qualifications: MD, PhD, MRCP, FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Muliple myeloma
    Acute leukaemia
    Lymphoma
    Early phase trials

  • Biography

    I joined the Freeman Hospital in 2010, after having spent 4 years at Harvard’s  Children’s Hospital as a post-doctoral researcher.  I completed my PhD at Cambridge University following my studies in Medicine at the Free University in Berlin and my specialist training in Haematology in the UK (St Thomas Hospital, London, Ipswich Hospital and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge).
    I am interested in setting up an early phase trials team for our haemato-oncology patients, with the aim to ultimately bring novel targeted therapy to the Freeman Hospital. I am the Chief investigator on the TIDaL trial and Prinicipal investigator on several trials.
    At the national level, I am member of the adult acute lymphoblastic leukaemia working group and I am on the steering group for the UKALL14 trial. I am member of the national Lymphoma Clinical Study Group and member of the national low grade lymphoma working group.

  • Directorate

    Cancer Services and Clinical Haematology

  • Hospital Base

    NCCC, Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Myeloma clinic Tuesday am
    Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia Tuesday pm
    Lymphoma clinic Wednesday am
    New Lymphoma clinic (monthly)
    New general haematology clinic (every other month)

  • Name of Secretary
    Christine Porter
  • Dr Tobias Menne 

Dr Smeera NairSpeciality Doctor

Dr Roderick OakesConsultant Haematologist

  • Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 2138482
  • GMC Code: 6026439
  • Qualifications: MBBS, BMedSci (Hons), MRCP, FRCPath
  • Biography

    Qualified Newcastle 2001. Trained in North-East and Yorkshire. Since December 2011, in joint post: Consultant Haematologist at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle (Monday to Wednesday), and Honorary Consultant in Newcastle (Thursday and Friday). Involved in Newcastle haematological malignancies diagnostic service.

  • Directorate

    Cancer Services and Haematology

  • Hospital Base

    NCCC, Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Myeloproliferative Disorder clinic (Freeman Hospital), plus general haematology clinics at Carlisle.

  • Name of Secretary
    Alison Reay

Professor Stephen G O'BrienConsultant Haematologist

  • Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 213 8482
  • GMC Code: 3240090
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) PhD MBChB FRCP FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Chronic myeloid leukaemia, myeloproliferative disorders

  • Biography

    I am a Consultant Haematologist at the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Haematology at Newcastle University. I qualified in Manchester in 1987 and following training and research jobs at the Hammersmith/Imperial College in London, I have been a consultant in Newcastle since 1999.
    I am the Chief Investigator for the National Cancer Research Network’s SPIRIT trials in chronic myeloid leukaemia, and member of the European Leukemia Network. I am also a member of NICE Technology Appraisal Committee C and co-chair of the North of England Cancer Drug Fund.

  • Directorate

    Cancer Services and Haematology

  • Hospital Base

    NCCC, Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Myeloproliferative disorders clinic - Thursday pm

  • Name of Secretary
    Alison Reay
  • Professor Steve O'Brien 

Dr Wendy OsborneConsultant Haematologist

  • Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 2138479
  • GMC Code: 4523549
  • Qualifications: MBBS (Hons) MRCP FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Lymphoma, CML, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

  • Biography

    Dr Wendy Osborne is a Consultant Haematologist at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She graduated with First Class Honours from Newcastle University in 1998 and completed her General Medical Training at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, obtaining MRCP in 2001. Dr Osborne worked in haematology departments in Glasgow before returning to Newcastle to undertake Higher Specialist Training, obtaining FRCPath in 2012. She was appointed as a Consultant at the Freeman Hospital in 2013.
    Dr Osborne has an interest in lymphoma and myeloproliferative neoplasms. She is a member of the NCRI High Grade lymphoma sub-group and the CML working group. She is a principal investigator and co-investigator for numerous phase III trials.
    Dr Osborne is the teaching lead for the haematology undergraduate programme at Newcastle University and was appointed Associate Lecturer in 2016.

  • Directorate

    Cancer Services and Haematology

  • Hospital Base

    NCCC, Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Lymphoma     Wednesday am
    Myeloproliferative disorders    Thursday pm

     

  • Name of Secretary
    Lucy Manning
  • Dr Wendy Osborne 

Dr. Jonathan P WallisConsultant Haematologist

  • Consultant Haematologist
  • Tel: (0191) 213 8482
  • GMC Code: 2497406
  • Qualifications: BA oxon, MB.BS. lond., FRCP(UK)., FRCPath
  • Special Interests

    Myeloproliferative disease, Chronic Lymphocytic leukemia, Myeloma, Blood transfusion, Red cell disorders

  • Biography

    I trained at Oxford University, Westminster Hospital and Medical school, Exeter and Newcastle Hospitals.  I was appointed consultant in Newcastle in 1990. I am an active member of British Blood transfusion society and of the International society for Blood transfusion.  I am a member of the MPD NCRN subgroup and  of the CLL forum. I lecture widely mainly on transfusion topics. My research and publications are mainly related to blood transfusion. I sit on a number of national committees or advisory groups relating to transfusion.  As well as clinical haematology I take a particular interest in laboratory medicine.

  • Directorate

    Cancer Services and Clinical Haematology

  • Hospital Base

    NCCC, Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Tuesday am , Myeloma
    Tuesday pm, CLL
    Thursday pm, MPD

  • Name of Secretary
    Alison Reay
  • Dr Jonathan Wallis 
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