We have worked with the NHS Choices video team and an animation company to produce a new screening animation, which in just 2 ½ minutes explains all the types of screening offered during pregnancy and for newborn babies.
NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme
The NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme has organised 2 laboratory update days in April.
An evaluation of our Screening tests for you and your baby easy guides will help us to share good practice that will benefit pregnant women with learning disabilities across the country.
Did you know that if you are a senior registered nurse or midwife, you may be able to transition to a career as a genetic counsellor? You can do this by completing a short course or by completing a master’s degree.
Professor Anne Mackie reflects on the hard work and achievements of everyone involved in screening during 2017.
Local screening coordinator praises sickle cell and thalassaemia genetic risk and counselling course. Bursaries are available for the next course in 2018.
We have launched a period of consultation on the draft NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme handbook.
We have updated our national guidance on counselling and referral for prenatal diagnosis for women and couples at risk of having a baby with sickle cell disease or thalassaemia major.
Early access to sickle cell and thalassaemia screening and the early offer of prenatal diagnosis (PND) is important in giving women and couples time to consider their options.
We’re pleased to announce the publication of an updated version of the antenatal laboratory handbook for the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme.