Haematology is the specialty responsible for the diagnosis and management of a wide range of benign and malignant disorders of the red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and the coagulation system in adults and children.
Dr Tim Littlewood, haemotology consultant at Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust, shares his experience of what influenced him in choosing haematology, what training involves, and what it is like working in the specialty.
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