Over the past few months, the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme has consulted widely with colleagues from a range of services, including midwifery, specialist nurses and clinicians, screening laboratories, and patient organisations to help us revise and …
Cathy was the national programme manager of the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme before retiring in summer 2019.
We’re pleased to announce the publication of an updated version of the newborn laboratory handbook for the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the full roll-out of newborn screening for sickle cell disease (SCD) in England.
Over the past few weeks we’ve been busy reviewing the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme standards.
From September 2016, London Metropolitan University will deliver a module in haemoglobinopathies, which counts towards a master’s degree in blood science.
We (the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme) are pleased to announce the launch of our new e-learning resource on the CPD website to support greater understanding of the programme, the conditions screened for and how they can impact on individuals …
We, the sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening programme, recently published a document which defines and clarifies how to determine whether there is a high or low prevalence of SCD and thalassaemia within the area served by an NHS hospital trust. …
We – the Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme – are delighted to offer fully funded places and bursaries for eligible practitioners to attend 2 nationally recognised courses delivered by King’s College London:
Today is Jeans for Genes Day and it's a great chance to highlight the fantastic work that goes into diagnosing, treating and supporting children with genetic disorders.
One of the biggest challenges we face is raising awareness of the importance of screening among those people most at risk of the condition we are testing for.
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