Over the weekend, a provider for NHS England suspended some of its services. Marie Stopes International provides terminations of pregnancy. We have been asked to disseminate this information by the Screening Programme, as some families may choose terminations if screening reveals sickle cell.

Public Health England are working closely with NHS England to ensure appropriate alternative services are found.

If you are concerned about this decision or wish to seek further information, please call PHE’s advice line 0300 123 1041 (9am to 5pm at the weekends and 9am to 8pm during the week).