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Haemoglobinopathy Counselling and Information Service

Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Information and Counselling Service aims to improve health outcomes for Wandsworth residents or those registered with a Wandsworth GP, who have been diagnosed with a major haemoglobinopathy disorder by improving knowledge and understanding of these diseases.

The aims of the service are to:

  • Reduce mortality and morbidity amongst haemoglobinopathy patients by working collaboratively with the local acute trusts, primary care and voluntary organisations.
  • Improve the health outcomes for Wandsworth residents who have been diagnosed with a haemoglobinopathy disorder or who are carriers of a haemoglobinopathy gene
  • Provide relevant training, knowledge and understanding of haemoglobinopathy disorders.
  • Decrease hospital admissions and support the delivery of care in the community

The service provides advice, support, and health care, to patients (adults and children) and their families/carers with sickle cell and thalassaemia living within the borough of Wandsworth. The service is also responsible for the antenatal and neonatal haemoglobinopathy screening programme in Wandsworth, and offers genetic counselling, referral for prenatal diagnosis and support. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
020 8672 1255
Parent Organisation
St George's Healthcare NHS Trust

Where to go

Balham Health Centre
120, Balham High Road
SW12 9HS
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Referral Details

Referrals can be made via the following routes:

  • Self Referral
  • GP Referral
  • Hospital Referral
  • Referral from other health care professionals
  • Referrals from other Haemoglobinopathy Centres

Referral can be made via telephone or letter.

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service you need to be a Wandsworth resident and you can:

  • Can refer yourself or your child

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Last updated: 29 Jul 2021