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Wessex Antenatally Detected Anomalies Register (WANDA)

 

 

A historical population-based register which covered births to mothers resident in the Old Wessex region with a strong clinical link. During its active period, WANDA followed the protocol of the EUROCAT network of registries and was referred to as "UK, Wessex". Further information can be found in its EUROCAT profile.

 

History and Funding

The Wessex Antenatally Detected Anomalies Register (WANDA) was started in 1988 as a local database. In 1994 funding was obtained and the regional register established under the auspices of the Wessex Clinical Genetics Service. Funding was provided by each of the 10 districts covered, through the genetics budget, and regular multi-disciplinary meetings were held in each district to enhance data collection and provide clinical links and liaison between each of the hospitals, Clinical Genetics  and the Fetal Medicine department in Southampton. 

 

The registry joined EUROCAT in 2002, and sent backdated data from 1994. WANDA was an active member of BINOCAR (British isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers). The primary aims of WANDA were:

 

WANDA was taken over by Public Health England in 2015 who moved its operations to Bristol where it has been amalgamated with the SouthWest Register. WANDA therefore has 22 years of data from 1994-2015 inclusive. This is still in use for research purposes.

 

 WANDA Map2 WANDA Map 

 

 

Register details Contact details

Register type:

EUROCAT member:

Years active:

Annual births:

Annual cases notified:

Population based

Yes

1994 - 2015

31,000

1000

Name:

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone:

Email:

Website:

Diana Wellesley

Consultant in Clinical Genetics

Wessex Clinical Genetics Service

Princess Anne Hospital

Coxford Road

Southampton

SO16 5YA

+44 (0)2381 206167

dgw@soton.ac.uk