Sickle cell and thalassaemia

The sickle cell and thalassaemia service cares for people with haemoglobin disorders. We run one of the largest services in the UK to diagnose and treat haemoglobin conditions (haemoglobinopathies).

Sickle cell disease and thalassaemia are inherited disorders, which affect the red blood cells.

Our service is run with:

We work with the:

We care for people from Lambeth and Southwark. We also see people from elsewhere for many of our specialist services.

We run special clinics for people with complications due to sickle cell disease and thalassaemia. Doctors from other specialties work together with our haematologists.

Health information

Read our information about:

The NHS website has information about:

The Sickle Cell Society is a UK charity for people with sickle cell disease.

The South Thames Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Network offers support and resources for people with sickle cell and thalassaemia.

The UK Thalassaemia Society (UKTS) is the main UK charity for people with thalassaemia.

The National Haemoglobinopathy Register is a database of people with red cell disorders.


Our haematology wards are:

Our consultants

Rachel Kesse-Adu

Kate Gardner

Dale Seviar

Anietie Ekong

Heather Rawle

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join. 

You can also email [email protected] for more information.

Last updated: January 2024

Contact us

Secretaries phone: 020 7188 2741

Clinical nurse specialists: 020 7188 7188 extension 52716 or 07548 152680

We answer the phone Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

If we're unable to answer you call, please leave a message or send a message. We aim to get back to you within 1 to 2 working days. 

Email: [email protected]

We aim to respond to your email within 1 to 2 working days.

If your condition is urgent and you're unable to contact us, please go to your local emergency department (A&E).

Address: Tabard Annexe, ground floor, Borough Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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