The UK NSC recommendation on Anaemia screening in pregnancy
||Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE
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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
• Royal College of General Practitioners
• Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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can be found in the guide to Engaging with the UK NSC's recommendation review process.
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