The basics of iron deficiency
The recently launched Anaemia Manifesto aims to improve the diagnosis and management of those affected by iron deficiency anaemia (IDA).
The official launch of the Anaemia Manifesto took place at the end of June in the Houses of the Parliament in Westminster, London. On this occasion, Members of Parliament (MPs) joined forces with leading health charities, nurses associations, professional associations and physicians calling for improvement in the diagnosis and care of an estimated 1.83 million patients in the UK that live with iron deficiency anaemia.
Overall, it is considered that the management of iron deficiency is suboptimal for the significant numbers of people who are affected. The Manifesto describes the five key priority areas for action:
The implementation of the key asks of the Anaemia Manifesto will potentially result in better care for the patient while decreasing the burden for the local health services.
To read the Anaemia Manifesto, please click here