MDS Specialists and Centres of Excellence (CoE) in UK/Ireland

The haematologists in the hospitals below are the MDS experts we recommend you consult for any type of MDS, at any time or any stage, but especially if you are seeking an additional opinion. These physicians have extensive experience treating MDS patients - and will work with your local haematologist to offer you the best possible care and advice.

All of these haematologists are part of the UK MDS Forum - the UK specialist group for MDS - and work extensively with other MDS experts worldwide.

In addition - some of these hospitals have obtained a Centre of Excellence (CoE) status, others have not yet applied for this status.

Under NHS rules, you are free to seek a referral to the hospital of your choice.

To get a referral: Please just ask your GP or your haematologist to refer you. You will receive an appointment in the post as soon as possible.


King’s College Hospital (CoE)
University of London
Prof Ghulam J. Mufti
Prof Judith Marsh
Dr Austin Kulasekararaj
Prof Tony Pagliuca


St. James’s University Hospital (CoE)
St. James’s Institute of Oncology
Prof David T. Bowen


Addenbrookes NHS Trust (CoE)
Professor Alan J. Warren, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath


Queen Elizabeth Hospital (CoE)
University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust
Prof Charles Craddock, MD
Dr Manoj Raghavan, MD


Radcliffe Hospitals and University of Oxford (CoE)
Prof Paresh Vyas
Prof Jackie Boultwood


The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital (CoE)
Dr Sally Killick, MD

Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (CoE)
Aberdeen University
School of Medicine
Dr Dominic Culligan

Cardiff, Wales

University Hospital of Wales (CoE)
Dr Jonathan Kell, MD


Christie NHS Foundation Trust (CoE)
Mike Dennis, MD


Nottingham University Hospital
NHS Trust
(Pending information,
please contact us before
requesting a referral)


Brighton and Sussex University
Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Christopher Dalley


Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals
Dr Simone Green


Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
and Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Juliet Mills

Glasgow, Scotland

Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
Dr Mark Drummond


Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust,
Dr Anton Kruger


Great Western Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Alex Sternberg


Northampton General Hospital
Dr Jane Parker


Newcastle Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Gail Jones

Dublin, Ireland

Tallaght Hospital (CoE)
Trinity College Medical School
Dr Helen Enright, MD


University Hospital Southampton - CoE
NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Chris Dalley – Consultant Haematologist

Please note - under the updated BSH Guidelines for MDS, it is recommended that all haematologists discuss their MDS cases with an MDS expert.
We shall shortly be publishing a summary of these guidelines - but you can view the full text here: BCSH Guidelines

If you would like more information and advice about MDS, contact us at:

Postal Address:
MDS UK Patient Support Group
King's College Hospital
Haematology - Bessemer Wing
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9NU, UK

Charity No. 1145214
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Telephone: 020 7733 7558

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