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The West Midlands Paediatric Haemoglobinopathy Network (WMPHN) was launched on 23 May 2016. The network recognises that Birmingham has the highest concentration of haemoglobin disorders (sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia) outside of London.
The aim of the WMPHN is to bring about improved and standardised care for patients with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia living within the West Midlands area.
The network will:
- provide cohesion between the multidisciplinary teams of professionals involved in the care of patients,
- promote patient/family involvement,
- recognise and support community/voluntary sector’s contribution to overall care/support of patients in the region.