We care for the full range of haematological conditions, including specialised red cell disorders and haemato-oncology level two services,with the exception of haemophilia and highly intensive chemotherapy regimens, for example, for acute leukaemia and bone marrow/peripheral blood transplantation.

We have haematology inpatient beds in podium 1 ward, and our patients are managed on chemotherapy day unit, a red cell haematology day unit, and a sickle cell day unit. We hold 11 outpatient clinics each week, with daily anticoagulant clinic sessions. Paediatric haematology services are provided by haematology consultants jointly with a paediatric consultant. 

What we offer

The department is recognised for its expertise in managing sickle cell disease and thalassaemia. Transition clinics for teenagers take place on the first Tuesday of every month. On other Tuesdays there is an adult red cell clinic. There is a weekly evening clinic, to minimise disruption for those in full-time employment or education. The team offers a full specialist service to patients from a wide geographical area and supports NHS providers in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and East of England.

The nursing team at the George Marsh Centre for sickle cell and thalassaemia at St Ann’s Hospital provide antenatal counselling for haemoglobinopathies for patients who live in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey.It also manages new-born screening results.

The centre provides a unique community service for patients with uncomplicated sickle cell pain,enabling them to be managed in their own homes. The George Marsh Centre team also run a red cell day unit at North Middlesex University Hospital where sickle cell and thalassaemia patients receive regular transfusions. The unit is open two extended days every week, and alternate Saturdays.

Patients with haematological malignancies are seen in designated clinics for the diagnosis and management of lymphoma and myeloma. The myeloma and lymphoma lead consultants are joint appointments with UCLH. Their patients are supported by a haemato-oncology clinical nurse specialist, as well as a part-time research nurse.

In addition there are general clinics for patients with benign haematological disorders.

Key staff
Dr Chris Marshall – consultant haematologist
Dr Sajir Mohamedbhai – consultant haematologist
Dr Neil Rabin – consultant haematologist
Dr Marilyn Roberts-Harewood – consultant haematologist
Dr Anne Yardumian – consultant haematologist
Kelechi Iwuoha - non-maglignant haematology clinical trial practitioner
Millicent Blake-McCoy – haemato-oncology clinical nurse specialist
Ruth Marks - senior clinical psychologist
Nasser Roheemun - centre manager for sickle cell and thalassaemia
Liz Odeh – clinical nurse specialist, sickle cell and thalassaemia

Haemato-oncology day care is in the oncology day unit, podium 1 ward, the podium, level 1.
Haemato-oncology inpatients service is in podium 1 ward, the podium, level 1.
Haemoglobinopathy day care is adjacent to the acute assessment unit, main building, level 0.

How to refer

Through a GP or doctor.

How to contact us
Anticoagulant reception     020 8887 2464 
Haematology secretaries   020 8887 2584 / 2428
For genetic counseling please call the George Marsh Centre: 020 8702 6630 

To cancel or change an appointment 
or alternatively ring our call centre 020 8887 3663 /3664 (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm)

Page last updated: January 2018