Health: Sickle-Cell Disease — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 14th March 2011.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Labour 3:00 pm, 14th March 2011

One in 10 children diagnosed with sickle-cell disease will suffer a stroke. Unfortunately, a number will die. Those who do not will go on to have further strokes leading to disabilities and cognitive loss. The Minister talked about a screening programme. Do the Government have in mind any plans to get greater public awareness of sickle-cell disease by a public education programme right across the board among all groups in society?