The British Society for Haematology (BSH) Paediatric Special Interest Group’s (SIG) primary role is to represent paediatric haematology and address its training, manpower and educational needs. The SIG is comprised of BSH members and non-members who are involved in the care and study of childhood blood disorders.

The group holds the Paediatric Haematology Symposium event annually in the winter. A second educational meeting might be held during the ASM, subject to the approval of the BSH Programme Committee. The group also provides education at the RCPCH annual meeting. The SIG meets outside of the educational events twice per year face to face and by teleconference as required.

The SIG, formerly the Paediatric Committee, was established to bring together all those involved in childhood blood disorders. The SIG is open to BSH Members, non-members, clinicians, paediatricians, trainees, nurses or part of the wider healthcare profession.

Officers of Paediatric SIG

           Dr John Grainger (Chair)

           Dr Subarna Chakravorty

           Dr Amrana Qureshi

           Dr Sanjay Tewari

           Dr Beki James

           Dr Neha Bhatnagar

           Dr Jenny Darlow

           Dr Rosanna Ghinai

           Dr Srdan Rogosic

           Dr Philip Connor

           Dr Jayashree Motwani

Join the Paediatric SIG for regular updates on what is happening within the community. The SIG welcomes both BSH members and non-members 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 

Paediatric SIG Workplace Manpower Survey

The Paediatric Haematology workforce survey remains open. We are grateful for the sites that have submitted data but we are still missing data on a handful of sites; mostly London based. Please could I ask any sites that I have yet to complete submission to do so ASAP as the information is being used to support ongoing discussions with GMC and NHSE. Previously submitted data can also be updated at the link if there are any changes to staffing or trainees that you think we should be aware of.

A full summary of the data and an update of the meetings with NHSE will be timetabled during the BSH conference by the Paediatric SIG.”

Click here to: Complete the online survey

Paediatric Haematology SIG Study Day

The BSH Paediatric Special Interest Group (SIG) has organised its annual symposium to provide updates on paediatric haematology. This is aimed at consultants, trainees and anyone with an interest in paediatric haematology. The event will take place on Monday 23 May 2022 at Friends House, Euston, London, between 9.30-16.30. 

This will be followed by a meeting of the Paediatric Haematology Trainee Network (PHTN), 16.30-17.30.

Topics include:

  • Inherited anaemias (incl. SCD)
  • Neonatal haematology
  • BMT
  • ALL (incl. new threapies)
  • Neutropenia and ITP
  • Bleeding and bruising (incl. haemophilia)
  • Haematology emergencies 

 Full details are on the BSH website via this link

Trainee Educational Bursaries
A bursary is available to support BSH members who are specialist trainees who would like to attend this event. Details are available here.