Cancer Screening

Abdominal Aortic Screening.

The Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme invites men in their 65th year to attend for an ultrasound scan.

More information on the programme and deciding whether to be screened and risks and benefits is available on the links.

Bowel Cancer Screening.

Information on bowel cancer screening is available along with an easy read version.

Knowing the symptoms of bowel cancer could save your life.

The Symptoms Diary is a useful booklet for you to record your symptoms before seeing a doctor.

Simple Steps for Good Bowel Health is a booklet on how 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.

Breast Cancer Screening.

The breast screening programme invites women, every 3 years, aged from 50 years up to their 71st birthday in England.

The breast screening programme is a routine x-ray examination of the breast. Breast screening can detect very small cancers. Small cancers are usually at a very early stage and are more easily treated.

Breast screening for women over 70 years is available upon request.

Cervical Screening.

We understand that some people may feel anxious about cervical screening (smear test) and need additional help and support.

There may be reasons that make it difficult to attend for screening. If so please complete the extra support needed letter and return to the surgery marked for the attention of the Practice Nurse.

Information on cervical screening can be found on the link and easy read information is also available.

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

What is HPV  is a short film for people with a learning disability, explaining what Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is.

What do cervical screening results mean is a short film for people with a learning disability, explaining what cervical screening results mean.

Private HPV Self-sample Tests are available to purchase. The 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 can not be recorded in a patient’s NHS screening record.

Prostate Cancer Test.

Information on Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) testing is available, as well as a guide for gay and bisexual men .