The Sickle Cell Society has been pleased to have been involved in several collaborations with Brent Council over past years. We are excited to be able to announce our latest venture which is supported by Brent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and is the first of its kind, i.e. BRENT SICKLE CELL ADVICE & SUPPORT SERVICE.
This will be a new service benefitting Brent residents with Sickle Cell disorders, providing them with help and practical support during the initial period just after discharge from a hospital admission and also continuing to provide advice and support to help prevent future admissions.
The service will be delivered by setting up networks between specialist clinical haematology staff working in NW London hospitals, local Social Care Services, local Primary Care Practitioners and the Sickle Cell Society.
In summary, the objectives of this new service are:
• To reduce A&E attendance and hospital admissions
• To enable patients with Sickle Cell (SC) to better manage their own care and treatment
• To enable patients with SC to become more confident and informed health service users
• To improve primary and community care awareness of the needs of SC patients

Join us at our launch event for the service on World Sickle Cell Day (June 19th).