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Our goal is to improve the patient experience by offering better treatment outcomes for people with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia.
THIS FRIDAY, 13 DECEMBER!
We will be holding our 2nd Joint STSTN Educational and Peer Support Meeting for Consultants, Nurses and other healthcare professionals on Friday 13 December, James Black Centre, King’s College London Denmark Hill campus.
Full details on the events page or download the programme here:
STSTN Joint Meeting (2)_13 December 2013 agenda
Theme: American Society Hematology annual meeting update. Please email to reserve your space.
We are holding a Christmas party for our younger patients and their parents and siblings at the Evelina Children’s Hospital (at St. Thomas’ Hospital) in London, SE1 7EH.
There will be food, entertainment and goody bags. Our patient focussed events are welcomed by our patients and families as not only are they great fun, it also gives everyone a chance to meet each other in a relaxed and informal setting. This event is open to our all younger patients (below 18 years of age), their parents and siblings. See the Christmas party webpage for more details.
Free prescriptions campaign.
Help the Prescription Charges Coalition’s campaign for free prescriptions for those with long term illnesses. Send an email to your MP in less than two minutes!
Prefer to send a letter? No problem. Download a template to send to your MP
Not sure who your MP is? Visit the Houses of Parliament webpage to search using your postcode.
Prof. Swee Lay Thein joins the Editorial Board of Blood journal and becomes the Feature Editor of Sickle Blood Hub
Professor of Molecular Haematology at King’s College London and Consultant Haematologist at King’s College Hospital, Swee Lay Thein also finds time to edit the Sickle Cell section in the internationally acclaimed journal, Blood.
Check out Sickle Blood Hub, for all articles relevant to sickle cell disease published in Blood, plus Prof. Thein’s personal reflections on sickle cell disease and why she chose to specialise in this area.
In this edition:
- Christmas quiz, puzzles and colouring in
- Details on the free prescription campaign
- An article from a patient and research volunteer
- Plus cold weather advice and event news
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