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 Clinical Haematology Guidelines

Primary Care (GP) Guidelines

These guidelines are in pdf format and require Acrobat reader

These guidelines offer guidance to allow prioritisation of urgent cases whilst avoiding unnecessary referral of patients unlikely to benefit from a specialist opinion. For non-urgent conditions a suggested series of suitable Primary Care investigations, prior to referral, is included.

A minority of patients will not be covered by these guidelines and, if appropriate, a referral for a specialist opinion should be made. Following receipt of a referral, if it is felt that an outpatient attendance is not required, written or telephone advice will be provided.

We are always happy to answer telephone enquiries, as in many cases, advice can be provided without necessarily seeing the patient.

Patients requiring rapid, direct assessment (as indicated in these guidelines) should be discussed by telephone with either the on call Haematology Staff Grade/SpR via the main switchboard (bleep 6301) or the on call Consultant Haematologist via Haematology secretaries.

Recommended practice is to refer new patients to 'Consultant Haematologist' and we will allocate patients to the most appropriate Haematologist with the shortest waiting list.

Referral Guidelines Discharge Guidance
Anaemia Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia and other Low grade Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Leucocytosis Immune Thrombocytopenia
Lymphadenopathy Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS)
Macrocytosis Pernicious Anaemia


Version 1.0 / February 2013