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Wessex and Thames Valley Haemoglobinopathy Coordinating Centre

Wessex and Thames Valley Haemoglobinopathy Coordinating Centre (HCC), led by Oxford University Hospitals, is responsible for coordinating, supporting and promoting a system-wide network approach to the delivery of haemoglobinopathy services to adults and children. For example, sickle cell disease, thalassaemia and rare inherited anaemias.

Network map

The map below shows all hospitals that are part of the Wessex and Thames Valley Haemoglobinopathy Coordinating Centre (HCC).

The blue stars indicate hospitals in the Thames Valley Network, and the red ones are hospitals in the Wessex Network.

Text list of hospitals in the the Wessex and Thames Valley HCC.

About the HCC

Wessex and Thames Valley Haemoglobinopathy Coordinating Centre provides additional coordination, training and clinical leadership support for existing networking arrangements.

The HCC supports the Oxford and Southampton Specialist Haemoglobinopathy Teams (SHTs) which together with the Local Haemoglobinopathy Teams (LHTs) cover the Wessex and Thames Valley Networks.

Please see the network structure and the leadership and clinical teams diagrams via the links below, available on the Network site specific group (NSSG) - Haematology website.

Wessex and Thames Valley Haemoglobinopathy Network Structure (pdf)

Wessex and Thames Valley HCC Leadership and Clinical Teams (pdf, 118 KB)

Leadership team

Adult Service

  • Dr Wale Atoyebi
  • Faith Ehigie
    Lead Nurse

Paediatric Service

  • Dr Amrana Qureshi
  • Lesley McCarthy
    Lead Nurse

Contact us


HCC Service and Quality Manager

Marta Maia

Oxford Haemoglobinopathy Team

Adult Service

Red Cell Service

  • Dr Wale Atoyebi
    Consultant Haematologist
  • Dr Noemi Roy
    Consultant Haematologist

Paediatric Service

Children's Haemoglobinopathy

  • Dr Amrana Qureshi
    Paediatric Haematology Consultant
  • Lesley McCarthy
    Specialist Nurse

Southampton Haemoglobinopathy Team

Adult Service

Dr Srinivasan Narayanan
Consultant Haematologist

Paediatric Service

  • Dr Michael Roe
    Paediatric Consultant
  • Dr Nyree Cole
    Paediatric Haematology Consultant
  • Ashwini Machado
    Specialist Nurse
  • Carole Momber
    Specialist Nurse

For patients

Education and support groups

Once a month, offered to all patients across the Wessex and Thames Valley Networks.

The meeting agenda is led by the patients supported by the clinical team.

For meetings times and further details please email:

Service improvement

To get involved in improving the local service, please contact your Specialist Nurse.

Patient and service information

Please see the patient section when you open the links below:

Adult Red Cell Service (including sickle cell disease)

Paediatric Red Cell Service (including sickle cell disease)

Useful websites

Sickle cell disease - NHS website

Thalassaemia - NHS website

Sickle cell disease (SCD) and stem cell transplant - Anthony Nolan

Sickle Cell Society
Tel: 020 8961 7795 / 8346

UK Thalassaemia Society

Diamond Blackfan Anaemia (DBA) Charity

Congenital Anaemia Network (CAN)
Supporting people with rare anaemias, including thalassaemia and sickle cell disease.

Thalassaemia International Federation

Mental health resources

Benefits / immigration advice

Citizens advice


Local and Network clinical protocols

Adult Red Cell Service (including sickle cell disease)

Paediatric Red Cell Service (including sickle cell disease)

National Haemoglobinopathy Clinical, Service and Quality Standards

Events and training

Educational meetings and sessions

These events are open to consultants, nurses, registrars, and other healthcare professionals within the Network.

If you are a healthcare professional and wish to be kept up to date about our events and courses, please contact us.


Courses / training

Thalassaemia International Federation

The Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) has developed an internationally recognised educational programme, with the objective to provide life-long education opportunities for health professionals, patients and their families.

TIF Education


Wessex and Thames Valley HCC on YouTube

NHSBT clinical courses

Clinical courses for medical and nursing staff - NHS Blood and Transplant

Text list of network hospitals

Thames Valley Network

  • Churchill Hospital, Oxford
  • John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
  • Horton General Hospital, Banbury
  • Wexham Park Hospital, Slough
  • Frimley Hospital, Frimley
  • Milton Keynes Hospital, Milton Keynes
  • Great Western Hospital, Swindon
  • Wycombe Hospital, High Wycombe
  • Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

Wessex Network

  • Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
  • Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester
  • Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke
  • Poole Hospital, Poole
  • Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth
  • St Richard's Hospital, Chichester
  • Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury
  • Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
  • Isle of Wight, Newport
Last reviewed:02 May 2024