J Haem Pract 2016; 3(2):1 - 6. doi: 10.17225/jhp00076

Authors: Melanie Bladen, David Stephensen, Paul McLaughlin

Melanie Bladen
Physiotherapist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, Great Ormond St, London WC1N 3JH, UK Email:

David Stephensen
Physiotherapist, Kent Haemophilia & Thrombosis Centre, Canterbury, UK Email

Paul McLaughlin
Physiotherapist, Katharine Dormandy Haemophilia Centre and Thrombosis unit, Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Pond St, London, NW3 2QG, UK Email:


From its humble beginnings in 1990, the UK’s Haemophilia Chartered Physiotherapists Association (HCPA) has led the development of haemophilia physiotherapy in the UK and increasingly across Europe too. Over the past 10 years, the growth of the group has centred on an annual professional meeting that facilitated educational opportunities and professional networking, and has increasingly promoted research among members. The HCPA has now established a Clinical Studies Group, an open forum designed to identify and support research needs and to promote a collaborative approach to research that will answer some of the important questions that remain about haemophilia care.


The HCPA would like to thank Bayer Healthcare for its ongoing commitment to the annual HCPA educational meeting




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The Journal of Haemophilia Practice is published by Haemnet.

Haemnet is a registered charity that brings together and gives a voice to haemophilia nurses, physiotherapists and allied health care professionals, providing forums for collaborative research, educational activities and support.