NHS Screening Offered to the Population
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (AAA) – Age 65
Offered to men during the year they turn 65 – older men can self-refer.
Bowel Cancer Screening – Age 60
Offered to men and women ages 60 to 74 every 2 years. Those aged 75 or over can request screening by calling 0800 707 6060
Breast Screening – Age 50
Offered routinely to women ages from 50 up until their 71st birthday – older women can self-refer.
Cervical Screening – Age 25
Offered to women ages from 25 to 49 every 3 years and women ages from 50 to 64 every 5 years.
Diabetic Eye Screening – Age 12
Offered annually to people with diabetes ages 12 and over.
Newborn Screening – Newborn babies
Physical examination (for problems with eyes, hearts, hips and testes) within 3 days of birth and again at 6-8 weeks of age.
Newborn blood spot (for 9 rare conditions)
Screening in Pregnancy
Sickle cell and thalassaemia (ideally 10 weeks)
Infectious diseases (HIBV, Hepatitis B and Syphilis)
Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome
11 week physical conditions in the baby (20 week scan)
Diabetic retinopathy (for women with diabetes)