By utilising best practice guidelines, building relationships with patients and gaining their trust, the haematology community delivers the best care possible.
In the words of our Past Presidents
‘…the focus is very much now on developing targeted therapies because obviously the target of our efforts is to benefit the patients.’
Daniel Catovsky, BSH President 1996 - 1997
‘…within the area of haemato-oncology, I've absolutely no doubt the greatest advance has been in supportive care.’
David Linch, BSH President 2009 - 2010
‘…the patient is the centre of everything.’
Graham Jackson, BSH President 2013 - 2014
Highlights from the haematology timeline
Our timeline highlights many examples of enhancing care, including:
- 2011 Fatigue recognised as important symptom of ITP
- 2000s Haemovigilance: SHOT is the gold standard
- 1979 Specialist centres for haemoglobin disorders opened
- 1967 Launch of an external quality assessment programme
Browse the full timeline for more examples using the link below or in the right-hand menu.
Reflections from the haematology community
In preparation for our 60th anniversary, we invited members of the haematology community to share with us their thoughts and reflections.
Find out more about our anniversary video contributors.
It is not too late to participate – please send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The views expressed in the material filmed for the anniversary are those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent the views of the British Society for Haematology.
Filming took place during the second half of 2019 and the start of 2020, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.