How to Manage: Benign haematological problems

A one-day course focusing on investigating, diagnosing and managing common haematological problems in children and young people, such as sickle cell disease, thalassemia and thrombosis.
Date: -
Time: -

5-11 Theobalds Road
United Kingdom

Spaces available
  • RCPCH Members - Consultants - £190
  • SAS doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) - £150
  • RCPCH Members - Trainees - £150
  • Non-RCPCH Members - £250

Excellent, informative course with expert speakers


Benign haematological disorders are an increasingly common paediatric health issue in the UK. About 350 babies are born each year with sickle cell disease.

This one-day course will provide information on how to spot normal and abnormal neonatal haematology and explore the management and investigation of children with abnormal bleeding, bruising and clotting, and unexplained low neutrophil counts.

By the end of this course you will have gained an insight into how to diagnose, treat and manage paediatric patients with a wide range of haematological conditions.

Course aim

To help you develop an approach for the management of benign haematological problems, including sickle cell disease, thrombocytopenia, thalassaemia and thrombosis

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Investigate and diagnose common benign paediatric haematology problems in children.
  • Describe normal and abnormal neonatal haematology.
  • Outline the treatment options for children with acquired and inherited anaemias including iron deficiency, thalassaemia, and sickle cell disease.
  • Discuss the investigation and management of immune thrombocytopenic purpura.
  • Describe the investigation and principles of management of children with abnormal blood clotting, including children with bruising, abnormal bleeding and thrombosis.
  • Develop an approach to investigating and managing children with unexplained low neutrophil counts.

Target audience

  • Paediatric trainees
  • SAS doctors
  • Newly qualified consultants
  • General paediatricians
  • Community paediatricians
  • AHPs with an interest in haematology