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New ‘Can you tell it’s Sickle Cell?’ campaign

By July 18, 2022July 20th, 2022No Comments

NHS England recently launched a new ‘Can you tell it’s Sickle Cell?’ campaign to increase awareness of the signs of a sickle cell crisis.

Sickle cell disorder affects the haemoglobin in the red blood cells which makes the cells take up a sickle shape. It is particularly common in people with an African or Caribbean family background.

A recent report highlighted failings in care of people living with sickle cell disease. This included receiving inadequate care when in hospital, low awareness of sickle cell among healthcare professionals and inadequate training. The reported also highlighted poor investment in sickle cell care and a lack of joined up sickle cell care.

The ‘Can you tell it’s Sickle Cell?’ campaign is part of a larger goal to improve sickle cell care across the NHS. It aims to increase awareness of the key signs and symptoms of a Sickle Cell crisis, particularly among urgent emergency care staff and those living with the condition and their carers.​

There are a range of new resources available for Trusts to help promote the campaign. This includes posters and flyers, social media assets and website materials. There is also a free e-learning module for healthcare professionals. This provides training on sickle cell and the health inequalities related to the condition.

We’ve just added a range of these new resources to our Envisage Media library to help practices promote the campaign to patients in the waiting room. These can be added to the system in minutes and can help to educate patients on sickle cell disorder and the signs of a sickle cell crisis while they wait for their appointment.

For more information about using Envisage waiting room TV to educate your patients, including on the ‘Can you tell it’s Sickle Cell?’ campaign, please call us on 0114 243 3896, or email: info@numed.co.uk.

If you are already a user of our Envisage and would like help adding this new sickle cell content to your system, or if you would like to arrange training on using the system, then please call our support team on 0114 399 0010, or email: support@numed.co.uk.