Welcome to the Haematology department. Haematology is the branch of medicine and pathology that is concerned with the study of blood, the blood-forming organs and blood diseases. Here at the NNUH the department delivers a comprehensive Haematological service which is able to manage both common and rare blood disorders. We manage a large diagnostic laboratory service providing a broad range of routine and specialist blood testing.

If you have recently been told you have or are suspected of having a blood cancer, you will have already met some of the people involved in your care.  In Haematology, our healthcare professionals work within a specialist Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). Our MDT members are experts at treating and managing cancer and blood disorders.  They are involved with your investigations, diagnosis and treatment.

The majority of our patients are managed as outpatients in the Colney Centre and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) clinic. Treatment is provided on our Weybourne Day Unit (WDU) and Aylsham Medical Day Unit (AMDU).

Usually our inpatients are managed on the Haematology ward (Mattishall), or the dedicated Oncology ward (Mulbarton). Emergency admissions will usually come in via the Acute Medical Unit.

Please note due to COVID-19 we have reduced the number of patients who can attend the Colney Centre.  We are able to offer virtual consultations via telephone and video call.  If you would like your appointment to be delivered virtually, please contact your Consultant’s secretary.

Conditions Treated:

  • Leukaemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative disorders



Consultant Haematologists

Dr Hamish Lyall (Service Director) 01603 287866 
Prof Kristian Bowles 01603 289979        
Dr Suzanne Docherty   01603 287866
Dr Cesar Gomez      01603 286894
Dr Matthew Lawes 01603 286899
Dr Angela Collins   01603 286894
Dr Nimish Shah 01603 647728
Dr Victoria Willimott 01603 286897

Clinical Nurse Specialists


Specialist Registrars

Amanda Hutchings Jessica Griffin
Christine Havers Juan Tan
Catherine Stephenson Cecilia Gynash
Gemma Grimwood
Joanne Read
Sharon March
Tiah March
Ryan Roffey
If you need to contact your Clinical Nurse Specialist, please call 01603 646753
Acute Oncology and Haematology Service Contact Number: 01603 646799


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