Training and research in haematology


Medical training for specialist trainees

We have comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate training programmes for our specialist trainees. Undergraduate trainees take part in study modules and attend haematology clinics for clinical training.

Specialist trainees spend 3 - 4 years in our unit, and rotate out to district general hospitals for the remainder of their training as part of the South Thames Training Scheme of the London Deanery.

We have 17 specialist trainees in our training rotation. They rotate to our allied district general hospitals:

  • University College Hospital Lewisham
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich
  • Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford
  • Worthing General Hospital.

Dr Deepti Radia is the programme director for our haematology rotation.

The large volume of specialised clinical activity, and devoted teaching time, allows our specialist trainees the opportunity to gain valuable experience at the highest level.

Please read our prospectus.

Multidisciplinary training

Back2Basics is a 16 week tutorial course held twice a year which provides basic laboratory training for: biomedical scientists, nurses, junior doctors and allied health professionals. 

Tutorials include: general haematology, anaemias, transfusion issues and specialist haematology laboratory investigations.

Contact Dr Deepti Radia's secretary for more information on 020 7188 3423.

Nurse training in haemato-oncology care BSc/graduate certificate 

This programme focuses on clinical practice and is aimed at Band 5 and Band 6 nurses who work in haemato-oncology, or who have an interest in developing a career in haemato-oncology. See more information about the haemato-oncology care (BSc) course and modules.

Clinical research programmes

Our consultants are actively involved in research and we have an active portfolio of clinical research trials. Please contact the individual consultant for more information about trials in their field.

National and international publications and presentations

Apart from regional and national haematology meetings, our team regularly presents our work at major international meetings. These are:

  • European Haematology Association (EHA) Annual Meeting
  • American Society of Haematology (ASH) Annual Meeting
  • British Society of Haematology (BSH) Annual Meeting

We publish 30 - 40 papers in international peer-reviewed journals each year and have an international academic reputation for much of our specialist work.