Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: commission and provide

Guidance for commissioning and offering sickle cell and thalassaemia screening.

Programme pathway

Provide screening

Antenatal screening

Prenatal diagnosis

Newborn screening

Quality assurance

Data collection

Equitable access

Screening into care

The health services for people with haemoglobin disorders document sets out the quality standards for clinical care.

Published 1 January 2012
Last updated 24 January 2022 + show all updates
  1. Addition to collection of 'SCT screening: handbook for antenatal laboratories' and 'SCT screening: handbook for newborn laboratories'

  2. Added sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: care pathway.

  3. Added 'Your baby carries a gene for sickle cell' document.

  4. Added Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: newborn outcomes system document.

  5. Added link in antenatal screening section to guidance on contacting fathers for screening.

  6. Added 'Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: outcome data', 'Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: outcome data collection template' and removed 'Newborn outcomes project: definition and implementation' and 'Newborn outcomes project: data collection templates'.

  7. Replaced out of date antenatal failsafe document with new guidance on checks and audits.

  8. Added of new amniocentesis and CVS diagnostic test leaflet to collection.

  9. First published.