Overview and registration fees


Please join the Intercollegiate Committee on Haematology (ICH) for a half-day, interactive meeting (and an opportunity to visit the new RCPath facilities) to debate and discuss key issues facing haematology consultants and trainees:

  • How can we secure an adequate haematology consultant workforce for the future?
  • What will be the impact of Shape of Training, Pathology Networks and genomics agenda on trainees and trainers
  • How are FRCPath Haematology exams set, and who passes and fails?
  • GIRFT: Getting it right first time in haematology – what does it mean?
  • What is the future of blood transfusion?
  • What impact will the NHS genomics agenda have on SIMHDS and other diagnostic services?
  • How can the Royal Colleges and national societies support Haematologists? 

With short presentations from key opinion leaders with room for discussion; don’t miss an opportunity to debate important issues facing Haematology now and in the future. Senior representatives from the Royal Colleges, British Society for Haematology, Association of Clinical Pathologists, British Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and British Blood Transfusion Society will be present to inform and energise the discussions and debates.

Registration Fees

£30.00 fee to attend


12:00     Registration and lunch

12:45     Welcome to the new RCPath facilities – Professor Jo Martin, President RCPath

12:55     Introduction to the meeting on behalf of the ICH – John Snowden & Keir Pickard

13:00     Workforce: what is the right level for Haematology? – Professor Beverley Hunt & Katie Amberley for the BSH Workforce Survey and RCPath representative tbc

13:30     Training in Haematology – Dr Kate Talks, Haematology SAC Chair & Dr Keir Pickard, ICH Trainee Representative

14:00     Examinations in Haematology - who passes, who fails, who decides, why do the exams keep changing? – Dr Deepti Raadia, Lead Examiner for Haematology        

14:20     Refreshments

14:50     GIRFT in Haematology - what's it all about? – Dr Marion Wood, National GIRFT Lead in Haematology

15:10     Blood transfusion, now and future – Dr Paula Bolton-Maggs

15:30     NHS Genomics and SIHMDS: how do we make the best of both? – Professor John Snowden

15:50     Closing Q&A Session  

What the Royal Colleges can do for the Haematologist in the 2020s? Professor Dame Jane Dacre representing RCP. Professor Jo Martin and Dr Tim Littlewood representing RCPath, Q&A/discussion

16:20     Close. There may be a tour of new RCPath building provided for those who can stay - TBC


 To be held at the Royal College of Pathologists, 6 Alie Street, London E1 8QT.