15 Nov 2021

‘Serious failings’ in sickle cell care, say MPs

Health and Social Care Editor

A new report by an all-party parliamentary group has found “serious failings” in the treatment of people with sickle cell disease.

The condition affects mainly people from an African or Caribbean background.

This report says there is not enough joined-up care and not enough staff are trained properly in this disease.

We spoke to one family of a 12-year-old girl, who had sickle cell disease and died after being admitted to hospital.