NHS Screening Services
Looking After Your Health
The NHS offer free screening services which help you to find out if you are at a higher risk of a health problem so that early treatment can be offered. Deciding whether or not to have a screening test is a personal choice which only you can make. You can discuss any aspect of the screening test with your health professional and decide whether or not it's right for you.
Want To Know More About Screening Services?
If you have any questions about screening services or want to know more speak to your nurse or GP.
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Cervical screening (a smear test) checks the health of your cervix. All women with a cervix aged 25 to 64 should be invited by letter.
Call the GP surgery to see if you are due your cervical screen on 01803 605117
AAA Screening (Abdominal aortic aneurysm)
AAA is offered to men during the year they turn 65 and is a way of checking if there's a bulge or swelling in the aorta.
You can ask for a scan if you think you might need one by calling:
Bowel Cancer Screening
The bowel cancer screen is offered to people aged 55 or over and can help detect bowel cancer at an early stage, when it's easier to treat.
If you have any questions you can call the bowel cancer screening helpline on:
0800 707 60 60
Diabetic Eye Screening
Diabetic eye screening will check for eye problems caused by diabetes that can lead to sight loss if they are not found early.
If you have diabetes and you're aged 12 or over, you'll get an annual letter asking you to have your eyes checked. If you have missed your appointment or not received a letter, call: