A failsafe is a mechanism to reduce risk. It is the back up mechanism, in addition to usual care which ensures if something goes wrong in the screening pathway, processes are in place to identify the error and correct it before any harm occurs.
The NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme's Failsafe Processes documents has been produced to provide the public and health care professionals information about the quality of the screening programme.
The NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia screening programme receives information from different sources on how the screening programme is working across England. The document below outlines in a transparent way how the SCT programme disseminates timely information to local providers so that services can be improved across the country. The audience is screening providers, managers and commissioners at local, sub national and national level.
The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia NSC Commissioning Framework is available to download from the UK Screening Portal. This document provides an in-depth description of the commissioning framework for Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia. Please note that this document has been updated to reflect the publication of the Serious Incidents guidance and should be used in preference.
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