At this practice we invite our patients to take part in all the NHS screening programmes that are applicable. We have listed below all the programmes along with a brief description
to help you understand what is available.
A screening programme is designed to test certain groups of patients to see if it
is possible to stop them from developing a preventable or treatable condition.
- Cervical screening is available to all women aged 25 – 64 who have not had a hysterectomy. Cervical screening is a method of preventing cancer by detecting abnormal cells in the cervix (neck of the womb) early on. The test is done every three years or can be more frequent if required. The aim is to reduce the number of women who develop cervical cancer and the number of women who die from the disease. See Cervical Screening NHS fact sheet
- Retinal screening is an annual eye check-up applicable to all patients who
have diabetes - this helps prevent blindness.
- Chlamydia screening is a urine test for this sexually transmitted disease
(STD) - its available to anyone under 25 years of age. One in ten women
now have this STD which can cause infertility if left untreated.
- Cardio-vascular disease risk assessment for all our patients aged 32 -
64. This programme aims to assess and offer treatment of lifestyle advice to all
our patents who have an increased risk of developing this condition.
- Tuberculosis screening for patients that have recently come to this country
from a high risk area. This program aims to identify and treat all those that
have this condition.