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Haematology is the branch of medicine that deals with diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases related to the blood. 

The Haematology Team specialises in the care of people with blood disorders, some of which may be cancer and others may not. The team is now a Christie service and part of the Christie at Macclesfield unit. The team work very closely with the main Christie haematology team. 

The team provides information, education, advice and support for patients, their families and carers, from diagnosis onwards on areas covering all different types of haematological disorders: benign and malignant.

The team includes:

Name Title
Dr Simon Jowitt Consultant Haematologist
Dr Faye Sharpley Consultant Haematologist
Dr Rachael Smith  Consultant Haematologist
Roxanne Spencer Haematology Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Emma Whitham Haematology Clinical Specialist Nurse



Who can use this service?

This service is for any patient who has a suspected or diagnosed haematological disorder. The nurse specialist can also provide advice and support for family and carers. This service is also available for other health professionals to access for information and to provide a seamless pathway of care for the patient.

Where can you see the Haematology Team?

  • On the wards of the East Cheshire NHS Trust (in patients)
  • Macmillan Cancer Resource Centre
  • General Outpatients Department
  • In your own home

When is the service available?

This service is available from Monday – Friday   9.00am - 5.00pm. There is an answer phone available at all other times. Please contact the haematology nurse specialist if you have any worries or concerns. The nurse specialist is able to contact any member of the multidisciplinary team who are involved in your care on your behalf.

Useful contacts

Macmillan Cancer Resource Centre, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BL
Tel: 01625 663128                                                                                              

Pathology, The Cooper Building, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BL
Tel: 01625 661801

More information

Cancer Aid and listening line
Macmillan Cancer Support
The Christie Cancer Information Centre