Formed in 2022, The British Society for Haematology (BSH) Laboratory Special Interest Group (SIG) incorporates both benign and malignant laboratory haematology. The SIG is comprised of BSH members and non-members who are a mix of medics and scientists.

The group will focus on general laboratory haematology, haematological malignancy diagnostics and the investigation of constitutional haematological disorders in the UK. These will continue to be a growth area over the next few decades, particularly with the advent of genomic and personalised medicine. Within the SIG, we will have separate sub-speciality workstreams to allow professionals to coalesce around areas of their particular interest, such as HMDS or red cell haematology.

These workstreams will operate and report through the SIG organising committee.

Officers of the Laboratory SIG

Tom Butler (Chair)

Robert Baker

Rachel Brown

Emma Priya Das-Gupta

Timothy William Farren

Shireen Kassam

Andrew McGregor

Sateesh Nagumantry

Melanie Joan Percy

Noemi Roy

April Sellors

Andrew Wilson

Join the Laboratory Special Interest Group. The SIG welcomes both members and non-members of the BSH who have a special interest in Laboratory Haematology and is free to join.

Please note you will need to log in or create a website account to join a SIG.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 020 7713 0990.

BSH Lab SIG SIHMDS Questionnaire - deadline 15 September 2022

The BSH would like to survey UK members and their colleagues about SIHMDS laboratories: how they function, what services they provide and ask about any issues.

We are interested in the views of scientific and clinical colleagues who work in an SIHMDS laboratory, as well as service users. We recognise that this includes a wide range of staff with varying knowledge of SIHMDS services but we would like to encourage responses from anyone who has an interest in this field, regardless of post or experience.
The survey is easy to complete and can be finished in 10 minutes, although there are comment boxes available if you wish to provide more feedback on certain topics.

Additionally, there are “don’t know” options for the majority of questions so even if you have a limited experience of SIHMDS, you can still complete the survey and we would encourage you to do so.

We would also like individual responses, rather than answers collated by teams of people, as we want to generate a complete picture of opinions towards SIHMDS laboratories, informed by all members of staff who feed into them.

The purpose of this survey is to use the results to help the BSH and other national bodies recommend improvements for patients, so please take part and use this as an opportunity to highlight both good practice and areas for development.

Take the survey.