Health Screening

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening (AAA)

This is offered to men in their 65th year to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms (a dangerous swelling in the aorta). Men over 65 can self-refer.

AAA patient leaflet

Bowel Cancer Screening

A home testing kit is offered to men and women aged 60 to 74.

Breast Screening

This is offered to women aged 50 to 70 to detect early signs of breast cancer. Women aged 70 and over can self-refer.

Cervical Screening

This is offered to women aged 25 to 64 to check the health of cells in the cervix. It is offered every three years between the ages of 26 and 49, and every five years between the ages of 50 and 64.

Diabetic Eye Screening

From the age of 12, all people with diabetes are offered an annual diabetic eye test to check for early signs of diabetic retinopathy.

 

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