Beverley Hunt

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Beverley Jane Hunt FRCP, FRCPath, MD is professor of thrombosis & haemostasis at King's College, London,[1] consultant in the departments of haematology, rheumatology[2] and pathology[3] and director of the Haemostasis Research Unit at Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust, medical director of Lifeblood, the Thrombosis Charity and previous president of Walthamstow Hall Old Girls Association.[4] She was educated at Walthamstow Hall[5] and University of Liverpool.

Specialist interest and research[edit]

Professor Hunt is author and co-author of many peer-reviewed research articles. She has a specialist clinical and research interest in venous thromboembolism, thromboprophylaxis, antiphospholipid syndrome, lupus erythematosus, and obstetric haematology[6]

Books[edit]

She is co-editor of The Obstetric Hematology Manual,[7] and also of An Introduction to Vascular Biology: From Basic Science to Clinical Practice[8]

Society memberships[edit]

She is the founder and co-lead of the British Society for Haematology Obstetric Haematology Group[9] from 2004, a founder member of the society's Education Committee from 2009,[10] and a member of the British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis,[11] the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis[12] and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

Contribution to national guidelines[edit]

She was the co-author of several reports and guidelines: the British Society of Haematology’s "Guidelines for TTP" in 2001 and 2002, and an advisor on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: "Advice on preventing deep vein thrombosis for pregnant women travelling by air"[13] produced in October 2001 and an advisor on the Royal College of Obstetricians guideline on: "Thromboprophylaxis in pregnancy"[14] in 2004 and 2009.

She is a member of "The Independent Expert Panel on Venous Thromboembolism" 2005/6, and co-author on the "International Consensus report on the investigation and management of primary immune thrombocytopenia",[15] the "Clinical guidelines for testing for heritable thrombophilia"[16] co-author on the "Guideline for investigation and management of adults and children presenting with a thrombocytosis" [17] the "Management of bleeding following major trauma: an updated European guideline".[18]

She was a member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines development group for: "reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) in patients admitted to hospital"[19] published in 2010 and also the "Acute management of venous thromboembolism" published in 2012. On behalf of Lifeblood, the Thrombosis Charity, she was also a member of the committee producing the NICE Quality standards on VTE prevention.[20]

Charity[edit]

Hunt is co-founder and Medical Director of Lifeblood, the Thrombosis Charity[21] which campaigns to raise awareness of thrombosis—in particular the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis by mandating risk assessment.

Awards[edit]

She was winner in the Diagnostic/Laboratory category winner at the NHS London Innovation awards 2009 for “Detection of antiphospholipid antibodies based in heparin resistance.”,[22] and won the 2011 Research paper of the year at the BMJ Group for a paper entitled "Effects of tranexamic acid on death, vascular occlusive events, and blood transfusion in trauma patients with significant haemorrhage (CRASH-2): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial"[23][24][25] which was published in the Lancet (2010;376:23-32).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comment" (PDF). King's College London. February 2009. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  2. ^ "The Louise Coote Lupus Unit team". Guysandstthomas.nhs.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Blood Sciences contact details". GSTS. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Professor Hunt wins 'Medical Oscar'". Walthamstow-hall.co.uk. 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  5. ^ "Alumnae Profiles". Walthamstow-hall.co.uk. 2011-05-29. Archived from the original on 2011-04-24. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  6. ^ "Obstetric haematology information for patients". Guysandstthomas.nhs.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  7. ^ "The Obstetric Hematology Manual - Academic and Professional Books - Cambridge University Press". Cambridge.org. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  8. ^ An Introduction to Vascular Biology: From Basic Science to Clinical Practice - Beverley J. Hunt, Lucilla Poston - Google Books. Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  9. ^ "British Society for Haematology ABOUT US". B-s-h.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  10. ^ http://www.b-s-h.org.uk/Bulletins/236_Education_Committee.html
  11. ^ "British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis Homepage". BSHT. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120605041102/http://www.isth.org/default/index.cfm. Archived from the original on June 5, 2012. Retrieved May 30, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ http://www.rcog.org.uk/womens-health/clinical.../air-travel-and-pregnancy. Retrieved May 30, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  14. ^ "Wiley: Journals, books, and online products and services" (PDF). Blackwellpublishing.com. Retrieved 2014-01-16. [permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "International consensus report on the investigation and management of primary immune thrombocytopenia". Bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  16. ^ "Clinical guidelines for testing for heritable thrombophilia" (PDF). 2010. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  17. ^ "Guideline for investigation and management of adults and children presenting with a thrombocytosis" (PDF). BCSH. 2010. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  18. ^ Rossaint R, Bouillon B, Cerny V, Coats TJ, Duranteau J, Fernández-Mondéjar E, Hunt BJ, Komadina R, Nardi G, Neugebauer E, Ozier Y, Riddez L, Schultz A, Stahel PF, Vincent JL, Spahn DR (2013-08-12). "Management of bleeding following major trauma: an updated European guideline". Crit Care. 14: R52. doi:10.1186/cc8943. PMC 2887168Freely accessible. PMID 20370902. 
  19. ^ "Venous thromboembolism - reducing the risk". Guidance.nice.org.uk. 2013-11-07. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  20. ^ "VTE prevention". Guidance.nice.org.uk. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  21. ^ "Lifeblood - Our History". Thrombosis-charity.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  22. ^ "King's doctor wins health innovator award - King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust". Kch.nhs.uk. 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  23. ^ "Meet the winners! — BMJ Group Awards". Groupawards.bmj.com. Retrieved 2012-07-18. [permanent dead link]
  24. ^ "CRASH-2 - Clinical Randomisation of an Antifibrinolytic in Significant Haemorrhage". Crash2.lshtm.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  25. ^ "News detail - King's Health Partners". Kingshealthpartners.org. 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 

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