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Haematology and Blood Transfusion

The Department of Haematology, South Sector, NHSGGC, comprises main Haematology and Blood Transfusion Laboratory Services at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and a satellite laboratory at The Victoria Ambulatory Care Hospital

The Department is fully committed to the provision of a quality laboratory and clinical service and is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to international standard ISO:15189, for compliance to the Blood safety and Quality Regulations (BSQR) and The Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004 by the Medicines and Healthcare Products regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Our ISO:15189 accredited scope can be found by clicking on the UKAS logo.

The Department Quality Policy defines the principal aims towards the provision of this service this can be found in the Quality manual. The Quality Manual provides information relating to the accreditation, organisation, management and structure of the Department.

The Service User Handbook provides comprehensive information regarding the use of the clinical and laboratory service, including information relating to the Departmental test repertoire, specimen requirements, test reference and therapeutic ranges, and urgent and emergency requests. There is also a separate handbook for General Practitioners.

If you have any comments, feedback and or complaints (Complaints Policy) in relation to our service, please contact either the Technical Services Manager or the Quality Manager.

Contact Information

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Address: Laboratory Medicines Building Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4TF

Telephone: 

  • General Enquiries: 0141 354 9100
  • Clinical Advice can be obtained during normal office hours, by contacting the Duty Consultant Haematologist, via switchboard: 0141 201 1100

Service Hours

  • Routine Service: 9.00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend Service: 9.00am until 1.00pm, Saturday and Sunday
  • Out of Hours Service: 5.00pm until 9.00am, Monday to Friday & 1.00pm to 9.00am, Saturday and Sunday
Victoria ACH

Address: Haematology Laboratory, New Victoria Hospital, Grange Road, Glasgow, G42 9LF

Telephone:

  • General Enquiries: 0141 347 8141  
  • Clinical Advice can be obtained during normal office hours, by contacting the Duty Consultant Haematologist, via switchboard: 0141 201 1100

Service Hours

Routine Service: 9.00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

On this page can be found the names and links to websites that contain information on Haematological disorders and Blood Transfusion.

  • Anthony Nolan – The first register to match donors of  blood stem cells or bone marrow with people in desperate need.
  • Anticoagulation UK – Dedicated to the prevention of thrombosis (blood clots). Raising awareness of the risk of blood clots and their prevention. Providing information, education and support.
  • Aplastic Anaemia Trust – Dedicated to research into aplastic anaemia and the support of patients and their families.
  • Bloodwise – Funding research and providing support to patients and their families. Raising awareness of blood cancer.
  • CML Support – Providing support, advice and information about CML.
  • Haemophilia Scotland – Haemophilia Scotland is for those who have haemophilia, von Willebrands and other bleeding disorders.
  • ITP Support Association – Promoting and improving the welfare of patients and families of patients with Immune Thrombocytopenia.
  • Leukaemia care UK – Ensuring that anyone affected by blood cancer receives the right information, advice and support.  
  • Lymphoma Association – Providing information and support to help lymphoma patients and their families.
  • Macmillan – Providing support and advice or someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk. 
  • MDS Support – Raising awareness of MDS, offering support and information to patients and families to those affected by Myelodysplastic Syndromes.
  • Myeloma UK – Providing information and support to patients and families to help them deal with myeloma
  • NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) – Supporting patients, donors and their families throughout the donation and transplantation process.

On this page can be found the names and links to websites that contain information and resources related to Haematology, Blood Transfusion and Healthcare Science.

  • Bloodline – Dedicated to furthering and enhancing the fields of haematology and oncology.
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – A regulator set up to protect the public. Keeping a Register of health and care professionals who meet the standards for their training, professional skills and behaviour.
  • Royal College of Pathologists (RcPath) – The College is an organisation concerned with all matters relating to the science and practice of pathology.
  • SHOT (Serious Hazards of Transfusion) – The UK’s independent, professionally led haemovigilance scheme

The Department of Haematology, Glasgow North Sector NHSGCC, comprises Core Haematology Laboratory services at the Glasgow Royal InfirmaryGartnavel General Hospital sites a satellite laboratory (rapid results service) at Stobhill ACH and a rapid results service for Haematology outpatients only at the West Glasgow ACH. Blood Transfusion Laboratory services at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Gartnavel General Hospital. Cell Markers Testing from the Haemato-Oncology Laboratory at Gartnavel General Hospital. Specialist Coagulation testing in the Haematology Laboratory at Glasgow Royal Infirmary  in conjunction with the West of Scotland Adult Haemophilia Centre. Further service details can be found in the Service User Handbook.

The Department is fully committed to the provision of a quality laboratory and clinical service and is assessed for compliance to the Blood safety and Quality Regulations 2005 (BSQR) and The Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004 by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), for compliance with The Human Tissues Act 2004 by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), for compliance to the JACIE standards by The Joint Accreditation Committee ISCT-Europe and EBMT (JACIE). and is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to international standard ISO:15189.

In accordance with UKAS guidance publication Lab 1, “Reference to Accreditation for Laboratories,” Section 5.1. We choose to inform our users of our accredited scope for ISO:15189 by including a link to our Schedule of Accreditation held on the UKAS website.

Our ISO:15189 certificate of accreditation can be found by following the link and our accredited scope can be found by clicking on the UKAS logo.

The Department Quality Policy defines the principal aims towards the provision of this service. The Quality Manual provides information about the accreditation, organisation, management and structure of the Department.

The Service User Handbook provides comprehensive information regarding the use and provision of the clinical and laboratory services, including information about the Departmental test repertoire, specimen requirements, assay reference and therapeutic ranges, urgent and emergency requests. If you have any comments, feedback, concerns and/or complaints (Feedback and Complaints Policy) in relation to our service please contact either the Technical Services Manager or the Quality Manager who’s details can be found in the Service User Handbook.

More Information

West of Scotland Haemophilia Centre

The Haematology department provides a comprehensive specialised Haemostasis service to the West of Scotland Adult Haemophilia Centre and other users It is based at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary Site. Full details of the service offered can be found in the Service Users Handbook. 

For information on the Haemophilia centre follow this link. For other Outpatient Services follow this link. Services GRI

The guidelines for Thrombophilia testing and the request form can be found here

The request form for ADAMTS-13 can be found here

The request form for Thrombogenomics can be found here

Location

Haemophilia & Thrombosis Centre

Ground Floor, Medical Block, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0SF

General Telephone: (T) Reception – 0141 211 5127

Out of Hours contact – Haematologist on call for Haemophilia (via switchboard)

Opening Hours

Opening hours: 

  • Mon to Fri: 8.30am until 4.30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Haemato-Oncology Service

The Haemato-Oncology Service is based at Gartnavel General Hospital and provides a regional cell markers and flow cytometry service in conjunction with the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and to other users.

Details of the service can be found in the Service Users Handbook

Details of the Haemato-Oncology service at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.

Details of the National Services Scotland services relating to Haemato-Oncology can be found here

Service Hours

Routine Service: 9:00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Contact Details

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Postal Address: Department of Haematology, Macewen Building, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Castle Street, G4 0SF

Telephone:

  • Blood Transfusion Enquiries: 0141 242 9603
  • Haematology Enquiries: 0141 242 9601
  • Coagulation Enquiries: 0141 242 9552 (Before 08:00 and after 20:00 call Ext: 9605)
  • Clinical Advice can be obtained during normal office hours, by contacting the Duty Consultant Haematologist, via switchboard: 0141 211 3000

Service Hours

  • Routine Service: 8:30am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend Service: 9.00am until 12.00pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Out of Hours Service: 5.00pm to 8.30am, Monday to Friday & 12.00am to 9.00am Saturday and Sunday

Gartnavel General Hospital

Address: Department of Haematology or Haemato-Oncology, Gartnavel General Hospital, Paul O’Gorman Building, 21 Shelley road, Glasgow, G12 0XB  

Telephone:

  • Haematology/Coagulation Enquiries: 0141 301 7721
  • Blood Transfusion Enquiries: 0141 301 7729
  • Haemo-Oncology Enquiries: ext: 0141 301 7707
  • Clinical Advice can be obtained during normal office hours, by contacting the Duty Consultant Haematologist, via switchboard 0141 211 3000

Service Hours

Routine Service 9.00am until 8.00pm, Monday to Friday

Stobhill ACH

Address: Haematology Laboratory, Stobhill Ambulatory Care Hospital, Stobhill, Glasgow, G21 3EW

Service Hours

Routine Service 9.00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Telephone:

  • All Laboratory Enquiries: 0141 355 1469
  • Clinical Advice can be obtained during normal office hours, by contacting the Duty Consultant Haematologist, via switchboard: 0141 201 3000

West Glasgow ACH

Postal Address: Haematology Laboratory, West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital, Yorkhill, Glasgow, G3 8SJ

Telephone: 

All Laboratory Enquiries: 0141 211 6946 (Wednesday 9.00am until 12.30pm only)

Service Hours

Routine Service 9.00am until 1.00pm, Wednesday

Key Personnel

The Contact details for key personnel can be found in the Service Users Handbook.

For comments, suggestions or enquiries about the service provided by the Department of Haematology NHSGGC North Glasgow sector please contact the Quality manager on 0141 242 9597 or 0141 355 7727 or email using the address in the Service Users Handbook.

Healthcare scientists are difficult to describe in one sentence. Many  are laboratory based and investigate disease, genetic make up and new scientific treatments. Others involve direct work with patients, for example, measuring the function of a particular organ. Then there are the scientists whose focus is more about engineering, ensuring that medical equipment is working safely or researching new medical technology.

If you’ve ever been given a new treatment, had a biopsy, a scan or a blood, sight or hearing test, it’s more than likely that a member of the healthcare science team was involved. It’s even possible that the person you thought was a doctor was actually a healthcare scientist. The healthcare science team are involved in over 70% of all clinical decisions in the NHS and you’ll find their fingerprints on many of the latest technological advancements in preventing, diagnosing and treating a wide range of medical conditions (Extract from an article in The Guardian 17/03/13).

For more information on Healthcare Science careers visit the websites listed on this page.

NHSGGC offers a wide range of careers in Healthcare science for more information about working for NHSGGC please go to the Recruitment Services page of the NHSGGC website.

Current Healthcare Science vacancies in NHSGGC are displayed on the NHS Scotland Jobs Website please follow the link to discover the current available jobs. 

 For Information on living and working in Glasgow please follow the link.

The Department of Haematology, Clyde Sector, NHSGGC, comprises main Haematology and Blood Transfusion Laboratory Services at both the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Inverclyde Royal Hospital sites, and a satellite laboratory at the Vale of Leven site

 The Department is fully committed to the provision of a quality laboratory and clinical service, and is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), using International Standard ISO: 15189, for compliance to the Blood safety and Quality Regulations (BSQR) and The Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004 by the Medicines and Healthcare Products regulatory Agency (MHRA). 

Our ISO:15189 certificate of accreditation can be found by following the link and our accredited scope can be found by clicking onthe UKAS logo. 

The Department Quality Policy defines the principal aims towards the provision of this service. The Quality Manual provides information relating to the accreditation, organisation, management and structure of the Department.

The Service User Handbook serves to provide comprehensive information regarding the use of the clinical and laboratory service, including information relating to the Departmental test repertoire, specimen requirements, test reference and therapeutic ranges, and urgent and emergency requests. Upon sending samples to our laboratory please refer to our terms and conditions.

The Department welcomes any feedback – if you have any comments, feedback and or complaints (Complaints Policy) in relation to our service, please contact either the Technical Services Manager or the Quality Manager.

Contact Information

Royal Alexandra Hospital

Address

Corsebar Road, Paisley, PA2 9PN 

Telephone Numbers

  • General Enquiries: 0141 314 6157
  • Clinical Advice can be obtained during normal office hours, by contacting the Duty Consultant Haematologist, via switchboard: 0141 887 9111
  • Quality Manager: 0141 314 6653

Service Hours

  • Routine Service: 8.30am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Out of Hours Service: 5.00pm until to 8.30am, Monday to Friday, All Weekend
Inverclyde Royal Hospital

Address

Level C, Larkfield Road, Greenock, PA16 0XN

Telephone Numbers

  • General Enquiries: 01475 505494
  • Clinical Advice can be obtained during normal office hours, by contacting the Duty Consultant Haematologist, via switchboard: 01475 633777
  • Quality Manager: 0141 314 6653

Service Hours

Routine Service: 8.30am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Out of Hours Service: 5.00pm until to 8.30am, Monday to Friday, All Weekend

Vale of Leven Hospital

Address

Main Street, Alexandria, G83 0UA

Telephone Numbers

  • General Enquiries: 01389 817518
  • Clinical Advice can be obtained during normal office hours, by contacting the Duty Consultant Haematologist, via switchboard: 01389 754121
  • Quality Manager: 0141 314 6653

Service Hours

Routine Service: 8.30am until 8.00pm, Monday to Friday

This is the home page for the Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Contact and service information, for each Department in the Clyde, North Glasgow and South Glasgow Sectors, can be accessed below.

Haematology

Haematology is  the study of the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases related to blood. It involves  the production of blood and its components, such as blood cells, haemoglobin, blood proteins and bone marrow.

Haemostasis (Blood Coagulation)

Haemostasis is the human body’s response to blood vessel injury and bleeding. It involves a coordinated effort between platelets and numerous blood clotting proteins (or factors), resulting in the formation of a blood clot and subsequent stopping of the bleed. 

Blood Transfusion

Blood transfusion is the process of receiving blood or blood products. Transfusions are used for various medical conditions to replace lost components of the blood.  Blood Transfusion uses individual components of the blood, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, clotting factors and platelets.

Haematology Staff

Haematologists investigate, diagnose and treat diseases such as anaemia, leukaemia and lymphoma. They also care for patients with blood-clotting abnormalities and are responsible for ensuring that blood transfusions are safe and available when they are needed. Haematologists can be Biomedical Scientists and Clinical Scientists who work in laboratories as well as Medical Staff who work with patients in clinics and on the wards. They can be involved throughout the patient’s journey, from the first hospital visit, through laboratory diagnosis to treatment. Hundreds of thousands of blood tests are done every day in the UK.

Regulation and Accreditation

The Haematology Service is fully committed to the provision of a quality laboratory and clinical service and is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), using International Standard ISO: 15189. It is assessed for compliance to the Blood safety and Quality Regulations 2005 (BSQR)  and The Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004 by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). It is assessed for compliance with the Human Tissues Act 2004 (HTA) by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and compliance to the JACIE standards by The Joint Accreditation Committee ISCT-Europe and EBMT (JACIE). 

For details of the individual sector’s accreditation and regulatory compliance please see the appropriate sector page.

For a sector’s ISO:15189 schedule of accreditation please see the appropriate sector page or click on the appropriate UKAS logo above.

Our Locations

North Glasgow Sector

  • Glasgow Royal Infirmary
  • Gartnavel General Hospital
  • Stobhill ACH
  • West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital

South Glasgow Sector

  • Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
  • Victoria ACH

Clyde Sector

  • Royal Alexandra Hospital
  • Inverclyde Royal Hospital
  • Vale of Leven Hospital