The Haemoglobinopathy Service in Wandsworth provides comprehensive care and support for individuals with major haemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell and thalassemia.
The Wandsworth Community Haemoglobinopathy team is a nurse-led service dedicated to providing comprehensive care and support for individuals with major haemoglobinopathies. Services include:
- Providing advice, information, counselling, and care to adults, young people, and children with major haemoglobinopathies.
- Extending support to families, carers, and professionals involved in the care of individuals affected by major haemoglobinopathies.
- Assisting individuals diagnosed with unusual haemoglobin types or those seeking to know their haemoglobin type.
- Educating patients, families and carers on the illnesses so they can take control and to aid self management.
- Training for non-specialist staff.
- Planning and running activities in order to raise awareness among the public about the conditions.
The team comprises:
- An Adult Haemoglobinopathy Specialist Nurse Counsellor
- A Paediatric Haemoglobinopathy Specialist Nurse
- A Service Manager
The team collaborates closely with local hospital-based haemoglobinopathy teams and GPs to ensure patients receive the highest quality care.
Who we serve:
- Children, young people, and adults with sickle cell and thalassaemia diseases
- Referrals can be made by individuals (self-referrals), healthcare professionals (HCPs), and allied professionals.
- Must be a resident in the Wandsworth borough
- Registered with a Wandsworth GP
- Consideration for those living within a one-mile radius of the Wandsworth border
Location: 160 Falcon Road, 1st Floor, West Wing, London, SW11 2LN
Operating hours: 8am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.