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NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme

Changes ahead for the national screening system

Details of changes to the national screening system from 1 October, due to the closure of Public Health England.

New date for specialist sickle cell and thalassaemia counsellor update course

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The PHE sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening team is pleased to announce a new date for the very popular specialist counsellor update course – 8 December 2021. The course is delivered by King’s College London, funded by the national …

New guidance to help NHS antenatal and newborn screening providers tackle inequalities

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New national guidance published to support antenatal and newborn (ANNB) screening providers in addressing inequalities throughout the screening pathway.

Fourth quarterly KPI data for 2020 to 2021 published

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Public Health England (PHE) has published the fourth set of quarterly 2020 to 2021 key performance indicator (KPI) data for the NHS screening programmes.

Lay members wanted for antenatal and newborn screening programmes research advisory committee

The research advisory committee (RAC) reviews applications to carry out research involving NHS screening programme participants or requiring access to screening data or samples.

Thank you, thank you, thank you – what you do makes a difference

We (PHE Screening, and NHS England and NHS Improvement) want to take a moment to recognise the huge contribution of all staff who work so hard to deliver the NHS antenatal and newborn screening programmes.