J Haem Pract 2016; 3(1):55-61. doi: 10.17225/jhp00067

Authors: Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth
Haemophilia Clinical Nurse Specialist (Paediatrics)
Haemophilia Centre, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB, UK. Email:


The role of the nurse has evolved enormously in recent years. By way of a descriptive case study, this article highlights the role of the advanced haemophilia nurse specialist. The case study serves as a focal point for discussion of how the extension of this role has enabled the provision of consistent and comprehensive care and support to patients with inherited bleeding disorders.


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