Clinical Haematology

Clinical haematology is the study of diseases of the blood and bone marrow, and how to treat them. Clinical haematologists diagnose and look after people with these diseases.

Our Clinical Haematology Team investigates and treats both malignant and non-malignant diseases of the blood and bone marrow, as well as bleeding and clotting problems.

Most clinics and outpatient treatments take place in the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre. Although this is a cancer centre, patients with non-malignant (not cancer) conditions are also seen here.

Patients with certain non-malignant conditions are seen and treated on the Medical Day Unit. As well as offering consultant clinics, our highly-skilled team members also run nurse-led and pharmacist-led clinics.

Inpatient care is based on a special area of Oakdale Ward, shared with the Acute Stroke Unit. Patients requiring intensive chemotherapy, which is offered for a variety of conditions and reasons such as acute leukaemia or bone marrow transplant, are transferred to St James’s University Hospital in Leeds.


We accept referrals to the Clinical Haematology Department from GPs or hospital specialists.

For GPs

Algorithm for the investigation of raised Ferritin

Vaccinations Recommended for Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) and monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis (MBL)

Key staff

Macmillan Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialists: Lesley Wright, Aimee Hurst and Amanda Harland

Macmillan Haematology Cancer Care Co-Ordinator: Mr David Anson

Useful links

Patient Leaflets