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*UPDATED* Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions in place.

Resources for healthcare professionals

NICE – Clinical Knowledge Summaries (!topicsummary): this website offers some information on sickle cell disease, diagnosis and, more importantly, the clinical management of both affected patients and carriers.

NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia e-learning ( education and training to support the NHS Screening Programme for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia.

Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Handbook for Laboratories (

Haemoglobinopathy centres in Scotland for children (

Haemoglobinopathy centres in Scotland for adults


Last Updated: 20 April 2021