The newborn blood spot failsafe solution (NBSFS) is the IT system maternity units use to make sure they never miss offering newborn blood spot screening for babies they are responsible for. We are always looking for ways to make the …
Robyn is a project lead for the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme. She has a background in local authority and previously commissioned children and young people’s public health services across Kent. In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Cathy Coppinger recently stepped down as manager of the NHS sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening programme to enjoy a well-deserved retirement. Her former colleagues pay tribute to her hard work.
A new set of guides for users of the sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) newborn outcomes IT system have just been published.
We have updated the national standards for the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme.
Project lead Robyn Parsons explains how the UK National Haemoglobinopathy Reference Laboratory in Oxford has provided a dedicated sickle cell and thalassaemia laboratory support service for antenatal and newborn laboratories and other healthcare professionals involved in the NHS SCT Screening Programme since 2010.
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