Welcome to Blooducation! These podcasts are an educational resource delivering up to date knowledge on a broad range of haematology topics that we hope will be useful not only for those revising for the haematology FRCPath exams but also for continuous professional development for all haematologists. We will be releasing more content regularly, aiming to bring you the latest updates from experts in the field.
We’re also recording short podcasts designed for primary care physicians and other medical professionals covering commonly encountered haematological problems and frequent referrals to haematology. These can be found on the Blooducation Bytes page of the website.
These podcasts are intended to bring up to date information and expertise in an informal setting, to aid understanding of the topics covered. They are not fully comprehensive reviews. Suggestions for further reading are given on the accompanying pages but these are not exhaustive. The information given in the podcasts and on the website pages is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of release. Clinicians should not use the information presented here to inform decisions about individual patients’ care; advice for specific patients should be sought through local structures (e.g. discussion with a local haematologist or discussion at a departmental MDT). Patients should seek advice from their own health care professionals.
About your hosts
Dr Suzy Morton is a haematology consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham and NHS Blood and Transplant. She works predominantly in transfusion medicine and non malignant haematology. She has a keen interest in education and teaches doctors at all levels as well as medical students and allied healthcare professionals. She is the transfusion representative on the West Midlands Haematology Specialty Training Committee and the educational lead for haematology SpRs at QEHB. She is the transfusion representative on the BSH education committee and sits on the NBTC education working group. Suzy runs a Twitter account aimed at delivering transfusion education; you can follow her @TransfusionWM
Dr Helen Parry is an NIHR clinical lecturer in haematology at the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham. Her interests are in malignant haematology and in particular chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, for which she co-authored the BCSH guideline. Following her PhD, she has continued to research the impact of secondary immunodeficiency in haematological diseases, including the impact of novel therapies on immunity and vaccination. Helen has active grants with AMS and BSH and also lectures regularly. She has an interest in patient engagement and optimising service integration between primary and secondary care.
For more information about the podcasts and your hosts, please listen to our “episode zero” (see top of page).