Dr Amin  Islam

Dr Amin Islam

Consultant Haematologist

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Amin Islam at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Haemato-Oncology and Chemotherapy
  • Lymphomas
  • Multiple Myeloma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
  • General Haematology
  • Thromboembolis/VTE

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Professional profile

I qualified as a doctor at Chittagong University in 1997. My general medical training was in St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals in London. I obtained my membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP UK) in 2004. I obtained my Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologist of the UK (FRCPath UK) in 2013 and completed my training and obtained a CCT in haematology. I took the post of consultant haematologist at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in June 2014 and now jointly lead the haematology services.

After my general medical training I worked in emergency and acute medicine at the Royal London Hospital and Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London. In 2007 I moved to the world’s first cancer hospital, The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as specialty Registrar in Haematology. Here I gained extensive experience looking after patients with a wide range of haematological (blood) malignancy and stem cell transplantations. In 2008 I went to Addenbrookes, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for a year to gain further experience in haematology, stem cell transplantations and paediatric haematology including stem cell transplantations in children. I then finally moved back to Bart’s Health NHS trust to complete my training, where I gained further experience in malignant and non-malignant haematology. I am a specialist in haematology which includes haemato-oncology, haemostasis and thrombosis, general haematology, and transfusion practice. I also specialise in laboratory aspects of haematology such as blood films, bone marrow reporting, interpretations of flow cytometry and HPLC. My special interests are lymphomas, multiple myelomas and clotting disorders and I also advise and manage a wide range of general haematology patients.

I have performed more than 800 bone marrow tests both in adult and paediatric patients. I have been prescribing and supervising extensive and intensive chemotherapy protocols and manages the complications on a daily basis.

I jointly lead the haematology services at Southend University Hospital NHS foundation Trust and I am also the head of clinical laboratory services for joint venture Pathology First, Basildon and Southend NHS Foundation Trusts.

I have a special interest in research and actively participate in various national and international clinical trials. I am an investigator for haematology trials at Southend University Hospital and am also the lead cancer physician for Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA) at Southend Hospital. I have taken on the challenge to get Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to level 2B services within the Essex Success Regime, in order to make it a centre of clinical excellence. I am actively involved in various local patients support groups and also work as the chairman for the Hospital Transfusion Committee (HTC).

I have passion and enjoy teaching medical students and postgraduate doctors and regularly deliver lectures to junior doctors and general practitioners (GP's). To enhance my teaching skills I have been enrolled to a Masters In Medical Education course with the University College London. I am the trust cancer lead for Teenage and Young Adults (TYA) at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and am the founding Chairman for Janaan Health; a medical charity working to provide life changing procedures in Bangladesh for patients who cannot afford to pay for expensive treatments. I am also the principle investigator and sub-investigator for many national and international clinical trials to discover newer therapy in cancer medicine.

Collaboration and initiatives: 1. In December 2012 I established a health link between Dhaka Children’s Hospital, Thalassemia Foundation Hospital and Bart’s Health NHS Trust. This established collaboration is used to share knowledge guidelines and to assist with the national policy and screening program for Haemogobinopathy disorders. 2. Established a twinning programme with three major teaching hospital in Dhaka Bangladesh in association with the world Federation of Haemophilia, helping diagnostic pathway guidelines and treatments for haemophilia patients. As a result in January 2012, for the first time, the children in Bangladesh are receiving cryoprecipitate for their bleeding not whole blood. 3. Medical Advisor for BBCH Cancer Hospital, Bangladesh. This is a British charitable cancer hospital, and is the first of its kind in Bangladesh (in my home town). This has provided advice, guidance and support along with other clinical aspects of the services since 2011.

Clinical Interests

Haematological oncology
Blood transfusion

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A single-centre retrospective study of Prothrombin Complex Concentrate Octaplex use
April 2012
Dhaka - London - Moscow 2012. Paris Comparative observational study of the musculoskeletal impact of severe haemophilia in twenty adolescents in each city
July 2012
Haematological recovery in dyskeratosis congenita patients treated with danazol
September 2013
Heparin induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis at Southend A series of cases associated with low molecular weight Heparin
April 2016
CNS lymphoma (Ghost tumour)
July 2016
Septicaemia, thrombocytopaenia and thrombosis
A retrospective observational study on children with Thalassemia attending two major tertiary hospitals in Dhaka, Bangladesh A low income countries perspective
A retrospective observational study on children with Thalassemia attending two major tertiary hospitals in Dhaka, Bangladesh A low income countries perspective
Thalidomide in relapsed lymphoma, 5 years of experience from Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCLH, London

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Qualification and professional memberships

MRCP UK / Royal College of Physicians, London / 2004
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

MBBS / Chittagong University, Bangladesh / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCPath / Royal College of Pathologist UK / 2013
Fellowship Examination

CCT in haematology / UK / 2014
Completion of training in haematology

Professional memberships

Royal College Of Pathologist UK (RCPath UK)
Medical Defence Union, MDU
Royal College Of Physicians UK

Professional leadership

Chairman Janaan Health
Haematology Departmental Teaching and Research Lead
Chair person for the Hospital Transfusion Comittee (HTC)
Lead Cancer Physician for Teenage and Young Adults (TYA), Southend Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Current NHS posts

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

I have a passion for philanthropy and since my graduation I have been dedicated to help people with disabilities. I have been conducting screening of people in rural Bangladesh helping them to have life changing corrective surgeries and medical treatments via my organisation called Janaan health. So far I have conducted several of these screening programmes through my organization and have seen more than 16,000 patient and helped provide more than 300 corrective surgeries in both adults and children. I enjoy gardening, cooking Indian food and travelling to gain experiences from different cultures.

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Private contact details

Telephone Spire Wellesley insured patients: 01702 447 921, Spire Wellesley self pay patients: 01702 447 926
Private secretary telephone 07788 374 104