Sickle Cell Diseases

Department of Health written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has published on sickle cell anaemia in the last four years.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The NIHR Journals Library comprises a suite of open access journals providing a permanent archive of research funded by the Department’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through five NIHR programmes (Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation; Health Services and Delivery Research; Health Technology Assessment; Programme Grants for Applied Research; Public Health Research). The NIHR Journals Library is available at:

The following reports relating to sickle cell anaemia have been published in the NIHR Journals Library in the last four years:

- The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of primary stroke prevention in children with sickle cell disease: a systematic review and economic evaluation (2012)

- Antenatal screening for haemoglobinopathies in primary care: a cohort study and cluster randomised trial to inform a simulation model. The Screening for Haemoglobinopathies in First Trimester (SHIFT) trial (2010)

Across all NIHR funding streams, and across all topic areas including sickle cell anaemia, the Department and the NIHR require that NIHR funded researchers seek to publish their research outputs in a peer-reviewed journal that is compliant with the NIHR policy on open access.

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