Dr Christopher J C Knechtli: Haematology
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Dr Christopher J C Knechtli

Haematology

 

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About me

I underwent general training in clinical & laboratory haematology in the West Midlands and the Bristol/Bath area. In the middle of this training, I spent a 3 year period as a Research Fellow developing the use of the polymerase chain reaction to amplify immunoglobulin and T cell receptor genes as a means of assessing minimal residual disease in the bone marrow of children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia before and after allogeneic stem cell transplantation.
I spend much of my time treating patients with various forms of haematological cancer (i.e. acute leukaemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, chronic myeloid leukaemia and myeloma) but I also have a large practice seeing and advising patients on other haematological conditions (including anaemia, low platelet counts, myeloproliferative disorders and myelodysplasia as well as common coagulation problems).
Since my appointment as a Consultant Haematologist in Bath in January 2000, I was appointed as Clinical Director for Oncology & Haematology at the Royal United Hospital, a post that I held for 10 years until October 2010. I set up the Oncology & Haematology Clinical Governance Committee in March 2001 and led the group until November 2013 when I was appointed Clinical Governance Lead for the Division of Medicine. I was elected Chairman of the Avon, Somerset & Wiltshire Cancer Services Haematology Site Specialist Group from December 2001 to July 2006 and still play an active role in the group.
I was a regular member of the South West Regional Cancer Drug Fund Panel from its inception in January 2011 to May 2013. I am a member of the Panel of Examiners for the Royal College of Pathologists which is responsible for ensuring that trainees in haematology meet the minimum standards to act as a Consultant.

Areas of interest

Haematological Oncology (e.g. leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma); Myeloproliferative disorders (e.g. polycythaemia, myelofibrosis, essential thrombocythaemia); Myelodysplasia; Anaemia; Leucopenia; Thrombocytopenia; Thrombosis & anticoagulation

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Procedures completed

  • X0004

    Clinical supervision and planning for delivery of chemotherapy cycle 1 - 28 days - (5-50)

    BMI Bath Clinic (5-50)

  • AA844

    Clinical supervision and planning for delivery of chemotherapy cycle in the member's home 1-28 days - (5-50)

  • X3570

    Therapeutic venesection - (5-50)

    BMI Bath Clinic (5-50)

  • X0003

    Clinical supervision and planning for delivery of chemotherapy cycle 1 - 21 days - (1-5)

    BMI Bath Clinic (1-5)

  • W3650

    Diagnostic aspiration and trephine biopsy of bone marrow, including analysis - (1-5)

    BMI Bath Clinic (1-5)

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