Sickle cell disease and thalassaemia community service

We provide services for adults, young people and children with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia and their families.

Our team provides a specialist nursing service to the residents of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, who are at risk of having, or already have an unusual haemoglobin type. 

We also provide the same service to families and carers who are affected by sickle cell disease and thalassaemia.

We're based in the community, but when you have to visit the hospital, we will work closely with the hospital-based sickle cell service to make sure you receive the the best care. We also work in partnership with:

  • University Hospital Lewisham
  • King's College Hospital
  • the NHS sickle cell and thalassaemia screening programme
  • The Sickle Cell Society

What is sickle cell disease and thalassaemia?

Sickle cell disease and thalassaemia are inherited disorders that affect haemoglobin (the substance in our blood that carries oxygen around our body).

People are affected by the disorders in different ways, but they can lead to life-threatening complications. Please contact us if you would like to know more.


Phone: 020 3049 5993


Open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

How to find us

South East London Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre
Mary Sheridan Centre (Wooden Spoon House)
5 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road)
London SE11 4TH

Access guide

View access guide to the Mary Sheridan Centre to help you get around.