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External training/courses

This section provides information on training courses which are being supplied by our stakeholders. Both the Kings College courses have been accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

Kings College 
 

Haemoglobinopathies: SCT Screening Programme update

This one day counselling course is for non specialist nurses, midwives and health visitors so that they can:

  • develop an understanding of the antenatal and newborn sickle cell and thalassaemia screening programme in England
  • gain a basic knowledge of sickle cell and thalassaemia and how these conditions are inherited
  • learn how to interpret screening results
  • understand the structures which support and maintain the quality of the programme

This course is next available on 15 November 2017 and 27 June 2018 (Outside London - venue TBC).

The SCT programme is pleased to provide funded places for eligible professionals to attend this study day.

For further information about the course and how to apply, please see the Kings College London website.

 

Genetic risk assessment and counselling module

This specialist counselling course is designed for students to have, on completion, an in depth knowledge of haemoglobin disorders, and the practical applications of genetics in health care including genetic testing, prevention of genetic disorders and prenatal diagnosis and genetic counselling.

The 4-day course is for NHS staff delivering counselling to ‘at risk’ couples as identified by the NHS SCT screening programme.

The SCT programme is pleased to provide a number of bursaries to eligible professionals (note that the bursaries are for course fees only). 

Bursary applicants must apply to King’s College for a place on the course and apply at the same time for funding using this Select Survey form.

For further information and course dates please see the Kings College London website. 

Please note this bursary is not applicable for practitioners who have already undertaken the Pegasus course or a Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia related masters module.

 

Specialist counselling update

We are working with King’s College London (KCL) to develop a one day update targeted at practitioners who have previously undertaken the PEGASUS course or an alternative Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia related module (ENB; other Masters module). 

Applicants must be responsible for counselling women and couples at risk of having an affected baby, including the offer of prenatal diagnosis; and/or giving results to parent(s) who have given birth to an affected child, as part of the NHS Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Screening Programme.

We will publish information on how to apply shortly.

Dates

  • London (KCL) 26th April 2018
  • Out of London (venue tbc) 15th May 2018

We are working with King’s College London (KCL) to develop a one day update targeted at practitioners who have previously undertaken the PEGASUS course or an alternative Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia related module (ENB; other Masters module). 

Applicants must be responsible for counselling women and couples at risk of having an affected baby, including the offer of prenatal diagnosis; and/or giving results to parent(s) who have given birth to an affected child, as part of the NHS Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Screening Programme.

We will publish information on how to apply shortly

 

e-learning for GPs

Upon completion of the module participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the principles of screenig and how they are applied in practice
  • Know what NHS antenatal and newborn screening programmes are available
  • Know where to find reliable informaton about screening
  • Be able to advise patients about the timing of screening tests
  • Feel confident to handle positive or missing screening results

Information on how to participate is available on the BMJ website

 
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This website no longer has the most up-to-date information about education and training for the NHS screening programmes.

Read the NHS population screening: education and training page on GOV.UK for guidance and resources.

Access e-learning for all NHS Screening Programmes on Health Education England's e-learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) website.