Haemato-oncology

What we do

King’s is a leading national and international centre for the diagnosis and treatment of blood cancers.

We are home to the centralised bone marrow transplant (BMT) service for King’s and Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trusts. This has the largest BMT programme in the UK and performs more than 160 transplants a year.

We are also an international centre for research into and the treatment of myeloid leukaemias, lymphomas and myeloma, and have the first immune gene therapy programme for leukaemia approved by the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC).

As a Centre of Excellence for myelodysplasia we have expertise in matched and unrelated transplants for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

Our haemato-oncology service:

  • carries out autologous (from the patient's own body) and allogeneic (from a donor) transplants, including haploidentical (half-matched) programmes
  • carries out numerous national and international studies, which gives our patients access to innovative treatments
  • has a cellular and gene therapy programme for myeloid disorders.

Location

Ground floor, Cheyne Wing, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Haematology Clinic Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 5554

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

We have a large and active interest in the pathogenesis, manifestations and management of haematological malignancies.

We have the largest bone marrow transplant programme in the UK, performing more than 160 autologous, allogeneic and volunteer-unrelated transplants per year in a dedicated unit, using conventional and cutting-edge conditioning protocols.

We are also a harvest centre for BBMR, the Anthony Nolan Trust (including cord harvest), and licensed by the MHRA for granulocyte harvesting.

Our service has various clinics that deal with secondary, tertiary and quaternary referrals for the following conditions:

  • acute and chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • high and low grade lymphoma
  • chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • aplastic anaemia
  • paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH)
  • myeloma
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
  • lymphoproliferative disorders
  • plasma cell disorders.

We see local, regional and national referrals. Local patients are seen as new patients and have tests ordered at the unit. Tertiary referrals may come with information supplied by their referring service.

The Laboratory for Molecular Haemato-oncology User Guide gives a range of information including how to request tests, transport samples, and turnaround times. Please also see the Viapath website for more information about laboratories and tests.

What is required before referring a patient

Please ensure relevant blood tests and other investigations are carried out before the appointment.

Booking a patient at King's

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

GPs should refer via e-RS. Other referrers can contact Haematology Clinic Reception on 020 3299 5554. Include all relevant results with the referral.

For GPs: The Adult Haematology Referral Guide for GPs supports GPs in referring patients to haematology. There is also a Quick Referral Guide for GPs that summarises the key points. The guides have been developed jointly by King's and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Emergency Referrals

For urgent or emergency referrals, please contact the individual consultant’s secretary listed under the Key Clinical Staff tab.

Other Queries

For advice and guidance for urgent or routine referrals, please contact relevant staff listed under the Key Clinical Staff tab. GPs can also use the referrals guides above, e-RS Advice and Guidance, and Consultant Connect.

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Dr Stella Bowcock Consultant Haematologist
Mr Gabriella Bowers Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Mrs Carole Cobain-Patel Head of Nursing Haematology
Ms Vie Cruz Clinical Nurse Specialist
Mrs Haili Cui APheresis Clinical Specialist Nurse
Dr Kirsty Cuthill Consultant Haematologist
Mrs Kelly Davis Senior Anticoagulation Nurse
Dr Hugues de Lavallade Consultant Haematologist
Prof Stephen Devereux Hon Consultant Haematologist
Miss Helen Dewhurst ANP
Miss Isabel Duggins BMT CNS
Prof Farzin Farzaneh Professor of Molecular Medicine
Mrs Fiona Gebbie Clinical Nurse Specialist in Melyoma
Mr Helen Gillespie BMT Co-ordinator CNS
Mr Nick Greenwood Davidson Ward Manager
Ms Victoria Harris Clinical nurse specialist
Mrs Janet Hayden Myeloid Clinical Nurse Specialist
Miss Sophie Jackson Genetic Technologist
Dr Shireen Kassam Consultant Haematologist
Mr Maj Kazmi Consultant
Ms Laura Kearney Genetic Technologist
Ms Michelle Kenyon Consultant Nurse (BMT)
Dr Pramila Krishnamurthy Consultant
Dr Andrea Kuhnl Consultant Haematologist
Miss Maria Louizou Healthcare Scientist
Prof Judith Marsh Consultant Haematologist
Mrs Helen Mazzullo Clinical Scientist
Mr Ibrahim Momoh Clinical Nurse Specialist - PNH
Mr Bijan Moshaver Opersation manager
Miss Isabel Sofia Pereira Da Silva Sa SATO
Miss Pilar Perez Abellan HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist
Dr Kavita Raj Consultant Haematologist
Miss Bibi Reynolds Haematology Bed Manager
Miss Ashley Sherwood Advanced Nurse Practitoner
Dr Matthew Streetly Consultant Haemato-oncologist
Miss Elli Wellving Clinical nurse specialist
Miss Lauren Wise Biomedical Scientist
Dr Deborah Yallop Consultant Haematologist