Princess Royal University Hospital, in Kent, has made a very simple change that is having a big impact on improving early access to sickle cell and thalassaemia screening.
Louise has been a qualified midwife for over 14 years and worked in all areas of maternity care. For the past 8 years my role has been as a as a specialist within the antenatal and newborn screening programmes, starting as a deputy screening coordinator, then moving into the screening coordinator role. She has spent a year within the London Quality Assurance (QA) team for Public Health England as a QA Advisor.
In this blog article, antenatal and newborn screening coordinator Louise Frost explains how the creation of an antenatal booking centre (ABC) improved early access and continuity of care for women at Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) in south east London.
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