I am a haematology registrar in the East of England.


The content on this website comes from the notes I made in preparing for the FRCPath exams in 2017 and 2018. It is far from perfect, but at the same time it proved sufficient to pass both parts of the exam.


The format and majority of the content follows the 90 or so BSH guidelines that are the basis for the UK exams.

(Since then I have added content as I come across it, some of which you would be very unlucky to encounter in an exam - e.g. BPDCN - but I hope it remains of interest and a useful reference all the same)


I have included the year of publication for the relevant guideline at the top of each page and eventually hope to include a hyperlink directly to the original guideline and any other sources.


Also included is information gained from the many hours consultants and lab scientists put aside to teach me and my colleagues when preparing for the exams.


So the sources are solid, and any errors made are purely my own!


Contact me:

If you find this site useful and would like to give some feedback, or if you have spotted an error that needs correcting, I can be contacted via:

Twitter: @TomboxaneA2

Email: haembase@gmail.com. (Note: this e-mail is an experiment, I can’t yet guarantee to reply to all messages as I do not know what volume of messages to expect to receive).