Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) 

We provide an advanced diagnostic service and a comprehensive treatment programme for patients with different types of leukaemia. 

Our services are based at University College Hospital and the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre and include outpatient and/or inpatient based chemotherapy, a full range of supportive care including complementary therapies, and stem cell transplantation where clinically appropriate.

We have close academic links with UCL and the majority of our consultants are involved in research programmes there. Many of our patients are offered the opportunity to get involved in national or locally run clinical trials providing access to the latest treatments.

 Consultants

Dr Panagiotis Kottaridis, Consultant Haematologist

Dr Panagiotis Kottaridis

Dr Panos Kottaridis is a consultant haematologist specialising in leukaemia and bone marrow transplantation.

Dr Andres Virchis, Consultant Haematologist

Dr Andres Virchis

Dr Andres Virchis holds a weekly lymphoma autograft clinic and attends the myeloma clinic on alternate weeks. He is also joint Haematology Tumour Board chair for the North London Cancer Network. Dr Virchis’s specialist interests are Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and haematological stem cell transplantation.

Full consultant profile

 Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)

Claire Nicholas, Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claire is the lead clinical nurse specialist for haematology. She manages a team of 10 clinical nurse specialists and a Macmillan cancer support worker. She has worked as a clinical nurse specialist in a number of haematology specialties, and has a particular interest in chronic myeloid leukaemia. She is focused on providing better patient information, and is currently leading on a project which has standardised written information for newly diagnosed patients receiving care in the London Cancer hospital network.

“The most enjoyable part of my role at UCLH is leading an innovative, effective and supportive team of clinical nurse specialists. We embrace new ways of working, developing additional services and perform strongly in patient surveys”