“Screening is a process of identifying apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition. They can then be offered information, further tests and appropriate treatment to reduce their risk and/or any complications arising from the disease or condition.”
NHS population screening explained

The different population health screening programmes are listed here.

See the PHE Guidance to help you raise awareness of the different NHS screening programmes.

A range of e-learning about the NHS Screening Programmes is available through the e-LfH website.

PHE has published Guidance NHS screening programmes: information for GPs and practice staff describing how GPs and practice staff can best support patients in accessing population screening programmes and obtaining screening results.

RCGP Learning includes a number of online learning resources on screening including one describing the NHS Screening programme.

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Page last reviewed: 27 November, 2020