Health screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they're easier to treat.

Below is a summary of the standard for screening. Please click the PDF at the end of the summary to read the full explanation and additional details.   


What you should expect from your GP practice:


  • GP practices will work with the Area Team to increase the number of people screened for breast, bowel, cervical cancers; diabetic eye disease and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (swelling of the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body)

  • If you are invited to a screening and do not attend, your practice will follow this up by inviting you to attend again


Download full details of Standard 6.2 Screening