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The UK NSC recommendation on Anaemia screening in pregnancy

 
Recommendation Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE
Last review completed July 2006
Next review due in 2013/14
 

All pregnant women should be offered a test for anaemia.

 

Find general information about population health screening.

More about Anaemia

Anaemia is a condition caused by a lack of red blood cells, resulting in weakness, breathlessness and reduced energy. It is quite common during pregnancy when a woman needs more iron and other vitamins.

» Read more about anaemia on NHS Choices

Stakeholders

Faculty of Public Health
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.

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