Guidance

SCT: Checks and audits to improve quality and reduce risks

The NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme processes for ensuring a seamless and safe screening pathway.

Documents

SCT checks and audits

SCT checks and audits template: what why how when

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Each NHS screening programme has a defined pathway(s). The pathways show how the individual undergoing screening moves from one stage of the pathway to the next.

Checks are needed at each stage to ensure the individual moves seamlessly and safely through the pathway unless they choose not to. If these checks are not in place there is a risk that an individual does not complete the pathway or the pathway is delayed unnecessarily.

Published 15 March 2017