The NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme has recently published its SCT counselling knowledge and skills guidelines.
Sickle cell disease and thalassaemia are inherited blood conditions that affect haemoglobin, a part of the blood that carries oxygen around the body. People who have these health conditions need specialist care throughout their lives.
The new SCT guidelines have been produced to support nurses, midwives and other professionals involved in providing SCT counselling.
A launch event for the guidelines and other programme resources will be held on Thursday 28 January 2021 from 2 to 5pm. The event will be an opportunity for anyone interested in the NHS SCT Screening Programme to learn about the new resources from the programme and from our partners at the Sickle Cell Society and the UK Thalassaemia Society.
The event will be a Microsoft Teams live virtual webinar. Attendees will be able to ask questions throughout the afternoon and time will be allocated for presenters to respond.
You can register for a ticket on the Eventbrite page. You’ll need to place a hold in your diary (the confirmation email includes options to add it automatically).
Space is limited, so registrations will be accepted on a ‘first come, first accepted’ basis.
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