Cancer Screening and Info

Abdominal Aortic Screening

The national NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme invites men in their 65th year to attend for this very important 10 minute ultrasound scan.

For more details please read this article and deciding whether to be screened and risks and benefits

Bowel Cancer Screening

Information on bowel cancer screening can be found here

An easy read version of the Bowel Cancer Screening leaflet can be found here

Knowing the symptoms of bowel cancer could save your life.

The Symptoms Diary aims to keep track of a person’s symptoms before they visit their GP. This will give a good indication to their doctor whether they need further tests. Patients may not remember all their symptoms during the appointment so having something written down can be useful. 

Simple Steps for Good Bowel Health a booklet on the simple steps you can take to keep your bowel healthy and reduce the risk of bowel cancer.

If you are eligible (aged 60-74 and have no bowel cancer symptoms), and have not previously responded to an invitation for screening, you can request a replacement kit by phoning 0800 707 60 60.

Cervical Screening

If you feel anxious about attending your cervical screening appointment please read this

And we fully understand that there may be reasons that make it difficult to attend for screening. If so please complete the Cervical Screening; Extra Support Needed letter and return to your surgery for the attention of the Practice Nurse

Information on cervical screening can be found here

An easy read version of the Having A Smear booklet can be found here

What is cervical cancer – a short film for those with a learning disability explaining what cervical cancer is 

What is HPV – a short film for those with a learning disability, explaining what HPV is

What do cervical screening results mean – a short film for those with a learning disability, explaining what cervical screening results mean

Private HPV Self-sample tests are available to purchase BUT results of these private tests and tests taken in private hospitals or private sexual health clinics will NOT be acted on by the NHS Cervical Screening Programme and CANNT be recorded in an individual’s NHS screening record.

Prostate Cancer Tests and Treatment

  • Information on PSA testing can be found here
  • A guide for gay and bisexual men can be found here