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National Comparative Audit of the management of maternal anaemia
NHS Blood and Transplant is launching a new National Comparative Audit of management of maternal anaemia, the first large-scale audit of maternal anaemia in the UK. Benchmarking hospital practice against guidelines, the audit will collect data on 10 live births that occur in early October to comment upon the opportunities that exist to improve the way we manage maternal anaemia, to improve the health of the mother and to avoid unnecessary transfusion.
The audit starts in late November and hospitals are being invited to express an interest in the audit, which also presents trainees with an opportunity to conduct a local quality improvement project.
More information is available on the NHS Blood and Transplant website.
To express an interest in the audit, please email John Grant-Casey.
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a rare but life-threatening condition that affects 10–15% of monochorionic twins. If left untreated, 90% of babies are likely to die. There is currently no comprehensive outcome data collected and published in the UK for doctors to compare the effectiveness of treatments for TTTS.
The Twins And Multiple Births Association (TAMBA) has partnered with St George’s Hospital and other fetal medicine centres to set up a UK-wide registry of all TTTS pregnancies, their treatments and outcomes. The registry will:
- Help to build a true picture of TTTS cases, survival rates and outcomes in the UK
- Provide a tool to help improve clinical skills and practice
- Help to provide better patient care at a local, regional and national level
- Establish a platform to allow long-term follow-up of TTTS survivors showing longer-term neurodevelopmental outcomes.
- Provide invaluable data for future research into TTTS
The registry was launched in October 2015 and is the first of its kind. Since then, twin anaemia polycythemia sequence (TAPS), twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence (TRAPS) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) have been added.
To add your fetal medicine centre to the registry, please contact Dr Asma Khalil: