Haematology Liverpool, our Clinical Haematology service, provide inpatient, outpatient and day case care to people with suspected or confirmed red blood cell disorders.

These conditions are predominantly inherited, and include sickle cell disorder, Thalassaemia and a range of conditions where red blood cells do not develop normally.

We are the Adult Specialist Haemoglobinopathy Team for this part of the North West, and work closely with our colleagues at Alder Hey (who provide care for children) and at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. As a specialist service a number of our patients are from outside of Liverpool, and we work with our partners at other Hospitals to ensure the best possible care for these patients.

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Referrals from primary care

Referrals from colleagues in primary care must be sent through the Haematology Referral Assessment Service (RAS) available on the NHS E-Referrals System. Referrals will be triaged by a clinical member of the team, and allocated to an appropriate clinic. If you require this service, you will be contacted with an offer of an appointment following this.

In some circumstances, we will contact you to have further investigations (such as blood tests) following the referral. In these circumstances you may be discharged with advice or may be booked into a clinic for review.

Referrals from other specialists

Referrals are received by letter from colleagues within the Trust or other providers (for example other Haematology Teams).  These referrals are reviewed by a clinician before allocating to the most appropriate clinic for you to attend an appointment.

Acute referrals

We provide advice and support to other hospitals in the region when caring for patients with red cell disorders. Clinicians can access acute clinical advice and make emergency referrals by contacting the Haematology Registrar or Consultant on-call through the Royal Liverpool Switchboard (0151 706 2000)

Outpatient clinics

Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Outpatients 2

Day case