BJC and HaemSTAR announce new partnership

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We are delighted to announce a media partnership between the British Journal of Cardiology (BJC) and HaemSTAR, which is a UK-wide network of passionate UK Clinical Haematology registrars.

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The partnership will foster relations between general cardiology and clinical haematology, especially among trainees in either specialty, with a focus on thrombosis and haemostasis.

Dr Richard Buka, Communications lead for HaemSTAR UK commented: “We are delighted to be able to partner with the BJC to deliver high quality content that will be of great interest to haematologists, cardiologists and general medics alike. The haematology subspeciality of haemostasis and thrombosis has a lot of academic crossover with cardiology and through this partnership, we are striving to foster and improve links, improve education, and promote research in the area. Through our work, HaemSTAR is developing the next generation of leaders in non-malignant haematology to drive forward pragmatic, cost-effective collaborative studies that can benefit patients.”


HaemSTAR ( is supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) non-malignant haematology Clinical Research Network (CRN). Its overarching aim is to promote clinical research in non-malignant haematology.

It aims to do this by:

  • Increasing the number of participants recruited into non-malignant haematology clinical trials nationally.
  • Enabling efficient transition of worthy local audits to the national scale in order to give their results more significance.
  • Developing and rolling out our own national studies which align with NIHR research priorities. This will create Chief Investigators of the future.
  • Increasing exposure for registrars to NHS Trust Research and Development departments and the NIHR in order to develop Principal Study Investigator skills which are currently not part of the haematology registrar training curriculum.