Welcome to the Shropshire Haematology service.

The Clinical Haematology Service is based on the first floor of the Lingen Davies Centre, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and has an outpatient clinic and the Haematology Day Unit. We have a dedicated team of Consultants, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Navigators, Sisters, Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Medical Secretaries and Administrators.

Outpatients’ clinics are also held weekly at Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.


Outpatient Clinics

Picture of a Clinic

The Haematology Unit has 5 outpatient clinics and a quiet room.

There are general Haematology clinics each day of the week on both Shrewsbury and Telford sites.

The Haematologists are responsible for the care of all haematological disease including Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, anticoagulant services, and a small number of congenital coagulation disorders and haemoglobinopathies.

01743 261000 ext. 3060

Key Info

Contact Us

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
01743 261000

Princess Royal Hospital
01952 641222

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Associated Wards and Services

Ward 23 (Royal Shrewsbury Hospital)
Cancer Services
Pathology Service

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Macmillan Therapies
Lingen Davies 

Day Unit

The Day Unit consists of 14 stations and 2 side rooms.

Haematology Day Unit – 01743 261000 ext 3162

Phlebotomy Room

There is a phlebotomy room within the Haematology unit where patients have their bloods taken prior to outpatient appointments and treatment and results are available within the hour.

Inpatient Service

Ward 23 at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital is the designated Oncology & Haematology Ward. The ward, with 24/7 access for patients, has 30 beds including 6 en-suite side rooms. The Ward also has a treatment/assessment bay that is used daily by both Oncology and Haematology. The ward covers treatment of a wide spectrum of malignant and non-malignant haematological disorders.

Haematology/Oncology Ward 23 RSH – 01743 261000 ext 1423

Meet the Team

Dr Stephen McKew – Consultant Haematologist – Deputy Medical Director, special interest in lymphoma, non-malignant haematology, haemostasis and thrombosis

Dr Dewi Eden – Consultant Haematologist – Clinical Director for Haematology, Oncology & Palliative Care – special interest in lymphoma, myeloma, thrombosis, non-malignant haematology

Dr George Cherian – Consultant Haematologist – special interest in malignant haematology

Dr LittDr Emma Litt – Consultant Haematologist – special interest in myeloma, non-malignant haematology

Emma Clarke – Haematology Nurse Consultant

Lucy Price – Haematology Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Vicky Coffey – Haematology Nurse Specialist

Bridget Atkins – Haematology Nurse Specialist

Eunice Singson – Haematology Nurse Specialist

Fiona Buckley – Haematology Nurse Specialist

Julie Gooding – Haematology Nurse Specialist

Sally Van-Rees – Haematology Nurse Specialist

Katie Watkins – Haematology Nurse Specialist

Jenny Potter – Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sarah Reader – Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Joanna Clark – Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Haematology Specialist Nurses 01743 261000 ext 2462

Clare Fogarty & Sarah Lane – Haematology Cancer Care Navigator

01743261000 ext. 2643/1553

Emma Meagre – Day Unit Manager

The day unit team is made up of Sister’s, Nurse’s and HCA’S

Haematology Day Unit – 01743261000 ext 3162

The medical secretary team support the Consultants and Clinical Nurse Specialist team.

Medical Secretaries can be contacted on 01743 26100 ext. 1507

The administrative team support the Haematology with clinic preparation, appointment booking and are first point of contact as you enter the Haematology unit.


If you need to change or chase an appointment, please call the appointments line where your call will be answered by one of the administrative team.

01743 261000 ext. 3060

Procedures or Tests

A PET scan is a test that creates 3 dimensional (3D) pictures of the inside of your body. PET stands for positron emission tomography. The PET scan uses a mildly radioactive drug to show up areas of your body where cells are more active than normal. It’s used to help diagnose some conditions including cancer.

PET centre 01782 679980

Lymphoma Action | CT and PET/CT scan (lymphoma-action.org.uk)

A CT scan is a non-invasive way of looking inside your body to help diagnose medical conditions and guide treatment. A CT (Computed tomography) scanner uses special x-ray equipment and computers to produce images of multiple ‘slices’ of the body that is scanned. These images of the inside of the body can then be examined on a computer monitor.

Lymphoma Action | CT and PET/CT scan (lymphoma-action.org.uk)

An MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan is a method for obtaining highly detailed pictures of the inside of your body. A powerful magnet, radio-waves and a computer are used. The technique does not use x-ray and there are no known side effects, however it is extremely important that certain precautions are followed.

Lymphoma Action | MRI scan (lymphoma-action.org.uk)

A bone marrow biopsy is a test that involves taking a sample of bone marrow to be examined under a microscope.

The samples are sent to a lab where an expert examines them. They assess the healthy normal bone marrow cells and look for any abnormal cells, such as lymphoma cells. If they need more information about the cells in the sample, they might run additional specialised tests.

Bone marrow patient leaflet

Lymphoma Action | Bone marrow biopsy (lymphoma-action.org.uk)

Assessment and Monitoring

After your diagnosis, you will be sent a telephone appointment letter for your Holistic Needs Assessment. During this assessment you will be able to discuss any concerns or worries regarding the non-medical aspect of your care, However, if you do have any clinical questions, we will ensure these are forwarded to the appropriate member of your care team. If you need support with benefit referrals or applying for a blue badge, this can be arranged at this appointment. Following your Holistic Needs Assessment appointment, a care plan will be completed by the Navigator and a copy will be sent to your GP and yourself along with any information you have requested during the assessment. All referrals are completed the same day for any services or assistance you have requested during your Holistic Needs Assessment.

If you have any questions or concerns after receiving your appointment or need to change your appointment for your Holistic Needs Assessment, then please call the Navigators Sarah Lane/Clare Fogarty on 01743 261000 ext. 2643/1553

You may receive a diagnosis that requires remote monitoring. This will be carried out via letter through the post with your blood form attached with the date the blood test is required to ensure the department has your results in time for review. You will not have an appointment for this service, the results will be reviewed, and a letter will be sent out advising you if the results are stable or if it is required for you to see a Consultant or an Advanced Practitioner Nurse or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

We also have a remote monitoring questionnaire that needs to be completed by all remote monitoring patients. Please click link below and complete if your letter has advised for you to complete this questionnaire.

RMS MGUS Questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FJ7YQ3W

RMS CLL Questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JRB8SST

Patient leaflet: MGUS

Patient leaflet: CLL

If you have any questions or queries regarding your Remote Monitoring please contact the Haematology Navigators Sarah Lane/Clare Fogarty on 01743 261000 ext. 2463/1553

Patient initiated follow-up (PIFU) is a service which enables you to be in control, initiate and make your own decisions about appointments.

How PIFU benefits you?

Your follow up appointment if required, could be face to face, by telephone or a video consultation.

  • Patient initiated follow up allows you to be in
  • You or your carer can arrange a follow up appointment when you feel you need
  • You will have direct access to support if you need
  • There will be a finite period where you can access the Haematology Department up until the date indicated on the front of this leaflet, without needing to be referred by your GP.
  • You are in control of your follow up
  • No unnecessary journeys to the

When to make contact and who to contact when on PIFU?

Some of the more common symptoms to advise us about are listed below:

  • Weight loss (> 10% body weight & unexplained)
  • Fevers & Sweats (usually enough to wet bedsheets)
  • Lymph nodes (if bigger than an olive in neck, armpits or groin)
  • Extreme tiredness, lethargy.
  • Symptoms similar to when you were diagnosed

Contact the Haematology Navigators Sarah Lane/Clare Fogarty 01743 261000 ext 2463/1553

When not to use PIFU:

  • If you require urgent medical attention, you should contact NHS 111. For medical problems which are not related to your Haematology condition please contact your GP or NHS 111.

Patient Leaflets:

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