UK ITP Forum

ITP Clinical Centres

Hammersmith Hospital, London

Imperial College NHS Trust
Du Cane Road,
W12 0HS

Hammersmith Hospital website

ITP Centre Director

Dr Nichola Cooper
Deputy: Dr Asad Luqmani

Adult ITP services

24 hour clinical cover/telephone access for emergencies:–
      24 hour cover with SHO, SpR and consultant phone advice.
      24 hour accident and emergency cover, with immediate access to haematology doctors.
      Day care facilities are open 6 days a week, enabling patients to avoid going through casualty during working hours.

A specific ITP clinic (a dedicated immune clinic on Monday afternoons).

Patients assigned to one particular (expert) consultant

Advice before dentistry/surgery/physio

Pregnancy advice and pre pregnancy counselling with Queen Charlotte's Hospital providing joint haematology and obstetric support.

There are two haematology clinics and pre-conception advice with Dr Cathy Nelson-Piercy consultant medical obstetrician.

Advice on menorrhagia

Participation in clinical trials related to ITP

Participation in the Adult ITP Registry (awaiting finalisation)

Two nurses with a specialist interest in ITP work in day care.

All patients are invited to participate in our research program. A tissue bank has been set up under Imperial. Serum, PBMCs available for studies.

Children's ITP services

Lead consultant: Dr Nichola Cooper

We provide a chronic ITP clinic four times a year