Antenatal screening providers should be developing plans to replace the national printed family origin questionnaire from spring 2021 onwards.
Amanda was appointed national programme manager of the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme in July 2019. She brings knowledge and experience from midwifery, midwifery supervision and public health and is passionate about providing high-quality care for women, babies and their families. Amanda’s previous roles have included being a senior quality assurance advisor in the Midlands and East region, a head of midwifery and associate nurse director, matron, birth centre and community team manager. She is a professional midwifery advocate jointly providing expert advice on professional nursing and midwifery subjects within PHE as part of the Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation Group.
This blog article gives providers guidance on sickle cell and thalassaemia screening for women who are pregnant via egg donation.
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