Welcome to the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme
Welcome to the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme. Our linked screening programme helps to support people to make informed choices about screening for sickle cell and for thalassaemia during pregnancy and for newborn babies. We work with a variety of stakeholders including health care professionals and service users. Dr Allison Streetly, Director
We have produced the second edition of our Programme Standards. You can also read other guidelines such as the Handbook for Laboratories.
Listen to the congratulatory messages from Lenny Henry, JB from boy band JLS, Diane Abbott MP, Public Health Minister and others, at the 10th anniversary celebrations at Westminster on 21 June 2011.
Find Out About Screening
Read our real life stories which includes people speaking about their conditions and their experience of being screened for sickle cell and thalassaemia.
Browse all the publications from the screening programme, including annual reports, newsletters, leaflets and factsheets.
Resources for the public and professionals
We have a variety of leaflets that are aimed at the public and health care professionals, including new leaflets explaining carrier status.