Standards for the Clinical Care of Children and Adults with Thalassaemia in the UK

From the Department of Health


I am really pleased to see an update of the standards for the delivery of care to patients with thalassaemia and I strongly support it. The document has benefited from the involvement of patients in the development and the process of implementation. Empowerment of patients and the public is an essential aim of the NHS and the thalassaemia community should be proud of their leadership role in this. Clinicians embracing these standards will see improvements in their services and the Peer Review process is also key. This document should be an invaluable source of information to commissioners when developing future services for patients. Well done to the Editor and authors. This is an important piece of work.

Professor Dame Sally C Davies FRS FmedSci

Chief Medical Officer for England

Standards 3rd Edition

Read the 2016 Standards

Standards 2nd Edition

Read the 2008 Standards

Standards 1st Edition

Read the 2005 Standards