Parents and carers may be concerned by the news reports about Group A streptococcus (GAS). Find out what to look out for.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this December. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.

Sickle cell and thalassaemia patient information leaflets

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Sickle cell and thalassaemia service for babies, children and young people

This leaflet provides information on the specialist and comprehensive care service for children and adolescents in Sout East London who are born with these inherited disorders.

Sickle cell psychology service

This leaflet is about psychological support to children and young people who are living with sickle cell disease (SCD) and thalassaemia, as well as support to their families/carers.

Sickle cell transition service

Information about the transition service for young people with sickle cell disease.

Transcranial Doppler scanning

This leaflet aims to give you an overview of transcranial Doppler scanning, including what it is, why your child may need it, and how it can help. It is designed for parents of children with sickle cell disease (SCD).
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More patient information leaflets

For an A-Z list of all our patient information leaflets, please see the parents and visitors section.