United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
City: Oxford

Oxford Haemophilia Centre and Thrombosis Centre
Churchill Hospital
Headington, Oxford
Oxford UK
Tel.: 44-1865-225316
Fax: 44 1865 225 608

Director: Dr. Nicola Curry
Medical Associates: Dr. David keeling
Fellowship logistics coordinator: Dr. Nicola Curry (
Year of IHTC designation: 1972

Areas of specialty: Adult and pediatric hematology; Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis; Orthopedic care and surgery; Nursing; Molecular genetics; Physiotherapy/Occupational therapy


Location: You will find a lot of information about Oxford and our centre on our internet website ( and on: Oxford is an old university city, located 50 miles (80 km) northwest of London. The hemophilia centre is located in the Churchill Hospital, two miles east of the city centre.

Climate: Temperate. Typical maximum temperatures in summer are 25-30 °C, and the daytime minimum in winter is 0-5°C. Snow is unusual in winter, but rain may be expected in any season.

Accommodation: We can usually provide accommodation and food within the hospital at a very modest cost. Oxford is a cosmopolitan university city and you are likely to be able to meet people from your home country.

Language: English


Clinical activities: Our centre was the first clinical facility devoted to the care of people with bleeding disorders to be founded in the U.K. During the 1950s, pioneering work was carried out here by Prof. Gwynn Macfarlane and Dr. Rosemary Biggs. Our centre treats more patients with haemophilia than any other in the UK. We are a self-contained department, separate from general haematology. We have the support of all key disciplines required for our patients. And hold regular team meetings to review our patients, who attend for regular review every six months.

Our large centre provides regular treatment for more than 250 patients with severe hemophilia each year, including both adults and children. We hold regular clinics for patients with orthopedic problems, and those with HIV infection and chronic hepatitis. In addition, we offer a diagnostic outpatient facility for many other patients referred to us because of bleeding or thrombotic problems. Wider training in all aspects of haemostasis is available: for example, the unit is also responsible for the diagnosis and management of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Training in molecular biology (e.g. mutation detection, antenatal diagnosis of haemophilia) can also be provided. The unit also accommodates the UK National Reference Centre for haemoglobinopathies (e.g. thalassaemia).

Laboratory activities/research: Diagnostic services to support the centre; collaborative clinical and diagnostic research with multiple other agencies. The training offered is tailored to the individual needs of each fellow, but we offer both clinical and laboratory training (including molecular biology).

Multidisciplinary activities/research: Orthopedic training is particularly strong, and is offered in conjunction with colleagues in the neighbouring Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. We run regular clinics for the supervision of patients with problems related to HIV and chronic hepatitis.

To see a sample of various training curriculum (laboratory; clinical; orthopedic surgery; molecular biology), please click here.

Updated June 2015