Meet The Team

The North East & Yorkshire HCC Haemoglobinopathy Coordinating Centre (HCC), led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, is responsible for coordinating, supporting and promoting a system-wide network approach to the delivery of haemoglobinopathy services to adults and children.

Clinical Leadership

Dr Clare Samuelson - HCC Clinical Lead

Dr Emma Astwood - HCC Paediatric Clinical Lead

Dr Michael Richards - HCC Research Lead

Dr Ashok Raghavan - HCC TCD Lead 

Clinical Scientist Laura Eastwood Lead NEY, NHSBT, apheresis plus complex transfusion liaison

Pallative care/pain control Lead- position vacant


Admin support 

Zoë Hunter - HCC Network Manager 

Emma Pullia - HCC Network Administrator & MDT Coordinator 

Dr Clare Samuelson

Consultant Haematologist & HCC Adult Clinical Lead

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Dr Emma Astwood

Consultant Haematologist & HCC Paediatric Clinical Lead

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