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

Referral process:

  • Referrals can be made by individuals (self-referrals), healthcare professionals (HCPs), and allied professionals.

Inclusion/exclusion criteria:

  • 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

Telephone: Single Point of Access (SPA): 0330 058 1679


Location: 160 Falcon Road, 1st Floor, West Wing, London, SW11 2LN

Operating hours: 8am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.