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NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme

Improving timeliness of antenatal screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia

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We, the sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening programme, are launching an exciting new project which aims to engage the public and service users. This will help improve how we deliver screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia.

Reasons for differing haemoglobin variant percentages in carriers

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We at the sickle cell and thalassemia screening programme laboratory support service receive many interesting questions from our service users. These often fall into themes so we thought it would be useful to share some of this information with the …

Updated Screening tests for you and your baby booklets mailed out to all maternity units

During March we are mailing out copies of the new print run of the 'Screening tests for you and your baby' booklet to every NHS trust in England that has a maternity unit.

Screening algorithms for trusts that merge in the sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening programme

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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. …

Antenatal and newborn screening: sharing best practice across London

All women and babies should have access to high quality antenatal and newborn screening programmes.

Delivering accessible screening information to trusts

25 February 2016: Please note that the new easy read versions of Screening tests for you and your baby, which are featured in this blog post, have been temporarily withdrawn and are not currently available Every maternity trust in England …

Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening programme offers funded places for counselling courses

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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: