The British Committee for Standards in Haematology


Welcome to the British Committee for Standards in Haematology.

BCSH provides up to date evidence based guidelines for both clinical and laboratory haematologists on the diagnosis and treatment of haematological disease. The guidelines are written according to the BCSH process by a team of expert Consultants and clinical scientists currently practicing in the UK. 

This organisation cannot give advice on individual patient management.

BCSH is a sub-committee of the British Society for Haematology. To find out more about the activities of the society and the benefits of joining please visit the main website.

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Guidelines on the use of Multicolour Flow Cytometry in Haematological Malignancies Diagnostics.

Issued: Mar 24, 2014
This is a link to an Early View of the guideline (online version of record published before inclusion in an issue of BJH)

The diagnosis and management of multiple myeloma

Issued: Feb 21, 2014
This guideline is updated from 2010 version. In 2013 changes were made in section 2.4 (pages 7-8), and levels of evidence converted to GRADE system. A further addendum was made in 2014 to section 7.1.2 (page 22) and section 9.4 (pages 35-36). References for these sections have been updated to 2014.

Become Involved

There are many ways for members of the British Society for Haematology to become involved in BCSH from joining the sounding board that reviews and comments on the guidelines prior to publication to becoming part of the guideline Writing Groups or Task Forces.

To find out more or to express an interest in becoming involved please visit the ‘become involved’ section of the website.