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 for the haematology FRCPath exams and continuous professional development. We will be releasing more content over time, aiming to bring you the latest updates from experts in the field.

We’re also releasing 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.

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 regularly teaches doctors at all levels as well as medical students and allied healthcare professionals. She is the transfusion representative on the West Midlands Specialty Training Committee for haematology 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 on the handle @TransfusionWM

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 regularly lectures. 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, Dr Helen Parry and Dr Suzy Morton, listen to our “episode zero”.

With thanks to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity.