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Training and e-learning

Training resources on these pages are developed for all staff involved in screening in the NHS in England.


Education and Training

Education and training framework

Our education and training framework is informed by the UK NSC strategy on education and training. The framework is also informed by other Programme policies, including our mission statement and our training and education strategy which states that "The Programme's educational reach covers any member of the wider health and social care team who may have any reason to be involved with members of the public and /or patients in the context of a discussion about genetic and more specifically haemoglobinopathy related conditions". The strategy also identifies that training and education framework will be informed by evaluation.

The education and training framework aims are to:

• Implement a uniform education and training framework across England
• Support consolidation across the linked screening and care pathway and across the national screening programme areas
• Work alongside the UK National Screening Committee (NSC) professional generic training programmes
• Encourage widespread use of web based resources
• Address issues of train the trainer approach
• Implement a follow on from the PEGASUS programme after 2011
• Support public outreach work and awareness raising

The Programme is currently re-developing an e-learning Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Training Module. The Programme also provides a Laboratory e-learning module, a Laboratory Training Workshop, a Genetic Risk Assessment and Counselling Training Module and a Haemoglobinopathies: Short Counselling Course at Kings College London.


The laboratory e-learning modules is free and easy to register and enjoyable to work through. A certificate will be provided on successful completion of each module. Those managing training locally will be able to access a report of numbers completed in each trust/university. For more information please contact The NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme centre.

Laboratory eLearning modules

Laboratory Training Days

The NHS Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Screening Programme is running two Laboratory Training days for 2015, in conjunction with London Metropolitan University, one in London (22nd June 2015) and one in Leeds (25th June 2015).


The Training Days are aimed at antenatal screening laboratory staff and are CPD accredited. 

There is a minimal charge of £30.00 to attend for NHS Trust delegates.


Booking is via Eventbrite


London event:


Leeds event:


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