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The NIHR funds and supports world-class experts in the field of haematology. In addition, our experts in the NIHR Clinical Research Network (National Specialty Leads) can give advice on delivering your haematology study in the NHS.

The National Specialty Leads provide leadership on clinical studies in conditions, and act as a key clinical ambassador for these conditions within the specialty.

Professor Cheng-Hock Toh

Cheng-Hock is the NIHR Clinical Research Network Specialty National Lead for Haematology.

He is the Professor and Clinical Director of Haematology at the University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Cheng-Hock is the incoming President of the British Society of Haematology (April 2018) and is also on the Royal College of Physicians’ Research and Academic Committee as well as for Clinical Commissioning. At the international level, he chaired the European Hematology Association Curriculum Committee (2012-17) and was President of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Scientific Standardization Committee 2012 Meeting.

His research interests focus on improving outcome for critically ill patients through understanding the dynamics within the microcirculation. His discoveries have led to 5 granted patents and a spin-out diagnostics company to translate his research into patient benefit

E: c.h.toh@liverpool.ac.uk 


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