Screening is a way of finding out if people have a higher chance of having a health problem, so that early treatment can be offered or information given to help them make informed decisions.
This page gives an overview of screening, with links to the different types of screening offered by the NHS in England.
Elearning for all screening programmes NHS Screening Programmes – elearning for healthcare
Screening in Pregnancy
The screening tests offered in pregnancy are:
- screening for infectious diseases (hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis)
- screening for Down’s syndrome, Patau’s syndrome and Edwards’ syndrome
- screening for sickle cell disease and thalassaemia
- screening to check the physical development of the baby during gestation (known as the 20-week scan or mid-pregnancy scan)
- diabetic eye screening if you are pregnant and have type 1 or type 2 diabetes
Screening for New-born Babies
New-born babies are offered:
- a physical examination, which includes the eyes, heart, hips and testes
- a hearing test
- a blood spot test to check if the baby has any of 9 rare conditions
- Newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) Screening Programme Handbook
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.
Cancer Wise Leeds – a range of resourses to support GP Practices
See each tab at the top of the page for further information – Cervical/Bowel/Breast screening
Cancer Screening – Training and Information Includes
One Minute Guides, information and recommendations.
Links to Screening Information
Marketing and Communication – resources and videos
Learning Disabilities Alert Form for accessing care
Reasonable Adjustment Alert Page Reasonable Adjustments Alert
Leeds Health Awareness
Working across Leeds to raise awareness of and prevent LTC’s across Leeds.
Cancer signs and symptoms in various languages be.macmillan – Signs and symptoms