The haematology speciality is one of over 30 specialities which bring together communities of clinical practice to provide national networks of research expertise. Our membership is made up of research-interested clinicians and practitioners at both national and local levels. Our job is to ensure that haematology studies receive the right support to ensure they are delivered successfully in the NHS.
We oversee research that deals with blood disorders. By this we mean conditions and diseases that affect how the blood and its components work. Haemophilia is one example (an inherited condition that affects the blood’s ability to clot and stop bleeding). Sickle-cell disease is another example (a genetic defect which affects the structure and shape of the blood cells so that it can’t carry oxygen as well as normal cells). Other examples include thrombotic disorders (where the blood clots too much), and anaemia.
Blood disorders can have an impact on other parts of the body. Where our research portfolio overlaps with other speciality areas we work closely with our colleagues from across the network to deliver high quality haematology research.
Find haematology studies taking place in your area using the map below:
Click here for haematology research news from across England.
Visit the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust website for information on haematology studies taking place in Berkshire.
Visit the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust website for information on haematology studies taking place in Buckinghamshire.
Visit the Milton Keynes University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website for information on haematology studies taking place in Milton Keynes.
Visit the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website for information on haematology studies taking place in Oxfordshire.
For more information on haematology research in Thames Valley, visit the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre website.
Find studies you could participate in at bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk.