Screening programmes

Early detection of disease is important.

Screening is a process where people are invited to take part in clinical tests which are designed to recognise early signs of a disease or condition. Early detection of disease is important as it helps to treat serious conditions sooner. 

People with a positive screening result will be offered information, further tests and appropriate treatment to reduce their risk and/or any complications arising from the disease or condition.

Public Health England is responsible for governing the processes within all national screening programmes. 

There are a number of national screening programmes for people in England listed below.

Screening for antenatal and newborns

Screening for young people and adults

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) - the risk of AAA increases with age - men are more likely to suffer from it than women

  • Diabetic eye screening - most common cause of sight loss and all people with diabetes are at some risk of getting Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Breast Cancer screening - all women aged 50-70 are invited to screening every three years

  • Cervical cancer screening - all women aged 25-49 are invited for screening every three years. Those aged 50-64 are invited every five years

  • Bowel cancer screening - all men and women in their sixties to be offered screening every two years

Our service and responsibilities

We are responsible for ensuring that effective screening is provided throughout Doncaster, with support from:

For further information, please contact us: 

Last updated: 19 December 2016 16:32:51