About the UK ITP Forum


The UK ITP forum, established in 2011, is a working group of health care professionals with a special interest in the care of patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP).

The objectives and aims of the forum are:

  • To improve care and outcomes for patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in the UK
  • To provide a forum for the interaction of UK healthcare professionals with an interest in ITP
  • To develop a network of specialist centres able to provide high quality care and tertiary review
  • To advance the education of health care professionals and the general public in all aspects of the disease.
  • To promote best practice and raise awareness of developments in translational research
  • To encourage collaborative research and trial recruitment into ITP studies

 Membership of the UK Forum is free and includes haematologists, paediatric haematologists, specialist and interested nurses, and a representative of the ITP patient group.

Chair: Dr Paula Bolton-Maggs (National Blood Transfusion Service)
Secretary: Dr Quentin Hill (St James’s Hospital, Leeds)
Treasurer: Dr John Grainger (Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital)
Patient representative: Shirley Watson (ITP Support Association)