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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Haematology

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Haemophilia and thrombosis

Oxford Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre (OHTC) is a large comprehensive centre providing care to patients with inherited and acquired bleeding and clotting disorders.

This service includes the Children's Haemophilia Service, which is based in Oxford Children's Hospital

Haemophilia Service

Oxford Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre (OHTC) is the second largest comprehensive care centre in the UK that is internationally renowned for its award winning service and innovative research.

It is dedicated to providing specialist care locally, regionally and nationally to adults, children and their families diagnosed with Haemophilia A, Haemophilia B, Von Willebrands Disease, acquired haemophilia and other rare forms of inherited clotting disorders.

We provide a specialist comprehensive range of clinical, laboratory, support and advisory services to patients and their families including other healthcare professionals within the hospital, inpatient, outpatient and community settings.

The aim of the service is to enable patients with haemophilia and other clotting disorders to live as normal a life as possible, by ensuring optimal treatment of their medical, physical and psychosocial needs including management of their lifelong disorder.

Our services include:

  • emergency treatment of bleeds
  • regular assessments, reviews and screening
  • physiotherapy
  • genetic testing and counselling
  • investigation of patients with bleeding disorders
  • education for patients and carers
  • support and counselling
  • information and advice for health care professionals, employers and schools
  • participation in clinical research.

Clinics

Adult Haemophilia and other bleeding disorder follow-up clinics

Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30am - 12.30pm

Joint Injection Clinic

First Wednesday of the month 9.30am - 12.30pm

New / pregnant patient clinics

Thursday 9.30am - 12.30pm

Telephone clinics (run by Specialist Haemophilia Nurses) for mild bleeding disorders

Monday and Thursday 1.30pm - 4.00pm

To change an appointment

If you cannot attend your clinic appointment, please call us in advance so we can offer the appointment to another patient.

Out of hours treatment

Out of hours or weekend treatment is provided at the Haematology Ward or Triage Ward at the Churchill Hospital.

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Referring clinicians

If you are a referring clinician please see the Referrals A-Z on the main OUH website

We are based at the Churchill Hospital.

For information about getting to the Churchill, including public transport and changes to bus services during works in Headington, please see:

  • Main reception: 01865 225316
    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Emergency Out of Hours

Switchboard: 0300 304 7777

Thrombosis Service

Anticoagulation service

A nurse-led anticoagulation service based at the Churchill and Horton General hospitals covers the whole of Oxfordshire.

Churchill Hospital Anticoagulation Service

Horton General Hospital Anticoagulation Service

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

The DVT service is a 'one-stop diagnostic shop' for adult patients with suspected DVT. GPs can refer patients directly to the service for assessment. The service has its own laboratory and ultrasound room to speed up diagnosis. If a patient does have a DVT, they can discuss treatment options and start treatment the same day.

  • Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Weekends and Bank Holidays: reduced service 9.00am - 1.00pm

Outside these hours GPs should decide whether the patient is suitable for outpatient assessment and treatment.

If they are not suitable, the patient should be referred to the on-call medical team at the John Radcliffe Hospital. If they are suitable for outpatient assessment and treatment, a dose of either Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH), apixaban or rivaroxaban should be given and an appointment arranged for the DVT Clinic the following day.

To arrange this appointment please telephone 01865 225629 and leave a full voicemail with the patient's details and a contact telephone number, or email these details to: dvt.service@nhs.net

Christmas Day and New Year's Day closed

Contact us

  • Tel: 01865 225629
  • Bleep: 5165 via switchboard 0300 304 7777

Coagulation and Haemostasis Registrar

  • Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Tel: 01865 225320
  • Bleep: 5529 via switchboard 0300 304 7777

Out of Hours On-call Haematology Registrar

  • Tel: 01865 225320
  • Bleep: 5529 via switchboard 0300 304 7777

Thromboprophylaxis Service

The Thromboprophylaxis Service works to prevent clots, both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. We mostly treat inpatients, but where extended thromboprophylaxis is required patients are discharged from hospital with LMWH or another anticoagulant.

This could be after a hip or knee arthroplasty, and major abdominal or pelvic surgery for a malignancy. For patients with lower limb immobilisation, such as plaster casts or non-weight bearing braces, extended prophylaxis should be considered.

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Patient information

Patient information

Research

Research