NHS Screening

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.

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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

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Breast Screening – Age 50

Offered routinely to women ages from 50 up until their 71st birthday - older women can self-refer.

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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.

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Diabetic Eye Screening – Age 12

Offered annually to people with diabetes ages 12 and over.

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Newborn Screening - Newborn babies

Newborn hearing

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)

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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)

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