What is Sickle Cell Disease?

Sickle Cell Disease is a red blood cell chronic condition, which has medical and psychosocial implications across the life span of affected patients and their families.

Patients living in Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge Boroughs affected with sickle cell ( thalassemia and/ other unusual haemoglobin variant) can access medical care from the: Haemoglobin Disorders Service, Queen’s Hospital (BHRUT) Rom Valley Way, Romford Essex, RM7 0AG, Tel:  0208 970 8301

Psychological Therapy can be helpful in coping with the disorder in combination with the medical treatment. Our Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Psychological Service is integrated and complements the BHRUT medical treatments and nursing care provided for patients.

For more information please see our website:  

https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-sickle-cell-thalassaemia-psychology