Achieve equity in access to sickle cell services

Date

2013-11-26

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Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

0952-2271

DOI

Volume Title

Publisher

EMAP Publishing Limited

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

No

Abstract

Greater priority, and appropriate resources, need to be accorded to the provision of sickle cell and thalassaemia services. Sickle cell and thalassaemia disorders are among the most common genetic conditions in the world. In the UK, the condition affects about 15,000 people of all ethnic backgrounds but is more common in people of black African or African-Caribbean, Mediterranean and Asian origin. There are encouraging moves towards networks of clinical care based around centres with medical and nursing staff with specialist knowledge. Yet legitimate questions remain about the lack of priority accorded to sickle cell and thalassaemia services.

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Keywords

sickle cell, thalassaemia, health services, equality and diversity

Citation

Dyson, S.M. and Atkin, K (2013) Achieve equity in access to sickle cell services. Health Services Journal 26th November 2013

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Research Institute

Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research