The Haematology team

Diagnosing and treating cancerous and non-cancerous haematological disorders requires a specialist team of experts.

The team includes professionals who are specialists in different aspects of haematology care, including diagnosis, treatment and supporting patients to cope with the effects of their illness.

The Haematology Specialist team consists of:

Consultant Haematologists

These are doctors who are experts in haematological conditions, both cancerous and non-cancerous. They are involved in the management and treatment of a patient’s condition from diagnosis onwards. Patients meet their Consultant Haematologist at an outpatient clinic appointment or if they are an inpatient under the care of the haematology team.

Consultant Radiologists

These are doctors who are experts in carrying out and interpreting x-rays and scans such as Computerised Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans. Radiologists can advise the team about the scans patients should have and will review the results of scans.

Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialists

The Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialists work within the Trust and their roles include education, support and ongoing assessment of patients. They also provide nurse-led services such as telephone reviews, face-to-face clinic reviews and bone marrow biopsies. They can be contacted by telephone on 028 9442 4864.

Consultant Pathologists

These are doctors who are experts at looking at tissue samples taken from patients during procedures such as lymph node biopsies or bone marrow biopsies. The tissue is examined under a microscope to see if abnormal cells are present. This is important in the diagnosis and ongoing monitoring of a patient’s disease.

Biomedical Scientists

Biomedical Scientists work in the laboratory and test blood samples, carry out diagnostic investigations and prepare blood for transfusion.


Pharmacists use their clinical expertise together with their practical knowledge to ensure the safe supply and use of medicines by patients.

Allied Health Professionals

This includes social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians, speech and language therapists who are available to support patients before, during and after their treatment.

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