Blood Diagnostics

Dr Joel Newman - Blood Diagnostics Consulting

Dr Joel Newman


Dr Joel Newman is a Specialist Consultant Haematologist. He trained at Guy's and St.Thomas' hospitals, and has worked throughout the South East of England, including specialist training in haematology at King's College Hospital.

Professionally he is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. He is an author of several textbook sections on haematology, and Deputy Editor for the Journal of Medical Case Reports, an international medical journal.

He is a Specialist Advisor to the Care Quality Commission, and has been involved in the education and training of new haematologists via the London Deanery and the Royal College of Pathologists. He is chair of the Sussex Division of the British Medical Association.

  • blood testing and diagnostics are performed by Dr Joel Newman, our Specialist Consultant Haematologist
  • blood testing can help diagnose tiredness, easy bruising, and can include bone marrow tests and lymph node biopsies

He founded and is editor of the Haem Trainee magazine across the UK. He is a Substantive Consultant Haematologist at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and clinical lead for pathology, based at Eastbourne District General Hospital.

Areas of specialism for Dr Newman include the diagnosis and management of anaemia, and the investigation and care of patients with myeloproliferative disorders (including myelofibrosis), myelodysplastic syndromes, leukaemias, lymphoma and myeloma, as well as other blood disorders.

We are proud to work with Dr Newman here at The Cooden Medical Group and as such offer the following packages on a consulting basis:

  • Tiredness Diagnosis

    Anaemia affects a quarter of the world’s population at some point. In the hustle bustle of modern life you can often feel tired at the end of the day, but what if that tiredness is not just a result of being busy, what if the tiredness is happening during the day, and in the morning?

    There are many causes of tiredness, some more serious than others, and a thorough consultation and examination is required to get to the root of the problem. In some cases the cause is anaemia, which can be a sign of vitamin deficiency, underlying hormone disturbances, bone marrow problems, or even blood cancer.

    This package is for anyone who is concerned that they are more tired than they should be, who is feeling fatigued more often than not. We will help investigate the cause and the different types of anaemia that could be at the root of the problem. Treatments include:

    • Initial consultation
    • Blood tests directed by consultation
    • Follow-up consultation for results and management plan
  • Easy Bruising

    Blood thinners can cause you to bruise more easily, however, this can occur without taking medication, and can also occur without any obvious injury. If this is a problem we can investigate the possible underlying causes to rule out significant or concerning causes of easy bruising. This package includes the following treatments:

    • Initial consultation
    • Blood tests directed by consultation
    • Follow-up consultation for results and management plan
  • Iron Infusion

    This package is for those already diagnosed as iron deficient, and who are unable to tolerate the side effects of oral iron replacement. We provide quick and simple iron injections administering Ferinject; a revolutionary iron replacement that saves the need to take daily iron tablets. This package includes the following treatments:

    • Initial consultation
    • Blood test
    • Injections
  • Bone Marrow Test

    This test establishes if you have an infection, disease, or other problem in your bone marrow; the spongy tissue found inside your bones. Depending on your individual needs and blood test results, further investigations can be required. These include a bone marrow biopsy which can help determine if there are any problems with blood cell production. This test includes the following treatments:

    • Bone marrow procedure
    • Histopathology
  • Ultrasound Guided Lymph Node Biopsy

    We all have lymph glands throughout our bodies which are normal, but when these become abnormally enlarged, further investigation is often required. Our biopsy can tell us if they are normal, or if there is another cause for their enlargement. This treatment includes the following elements:

    • Initial consultation to assess need for biopsy
    • US guided LN biopsy
    • Histopathology reporting
    • Follow-up consultation (results)

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