Antenatal and Newborn Screening
Most of the screening services are carried out within maternity services. Those that are carried out partly within the GP Practice are;
The optimum timeline for the screening programme is here. Your child’s vaccination programme will be linked in with the 6 – 8 week check.
For more information you can visit http://www.screening.nhs.uk/annbpublications
Diabetic Eye Screening
Diabetic Eye Screening is offered to people with diabetes from the age of 12. If you are a new diabetic this will be offered to you at your first appointment with the Practice Nurse.
For more information on Diabetic Eye Screening please visit http://diabeticeye.screening.nhs.uk/
Women are invited shortly before they turn 25 and then routinely invited every 3 years until the age of 49 and then every 5 years from age 50 – 64. After receiving your invitation for screening you can book an appointment with our Practice Nurse at Newton Drive Health Centre who can take your sample. Your sample taker will be female. If you have any concerns or questions before booking your screening appointment you can ask for an obligation free pre-smear appointment to discuss the procedure and answer any questions that you may have.
For more information on Cervical Screening please visit http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/cervical/ which includes a Frequently Asked Questions section.
The NHS Breast Screening Programme provides free breast screening every three years for all women aged 50-70 years old and over. The programme is a rolling one which invites women from GP Practices in turn, not every woman receives an invitation as soon as she is 50. But they will receive their first invite before her 53rd birthday.
If you have not received your invite or would like to discuss you can call directly on 0152 4583 050.
For more information you can visit http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/breastscreen/
Bowel Cancer Screening
The Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) aims to detect polyps and bowel cancer at an early stage, where treatment is likely to be more effective. Survival rates are much higher for those diagnosed through the screening route. The programme is aimed at men and women aged 60 to 74 years of age who are invited to take part every 2 years.
If you have previously not responded to a screening invite you can self-refer by calling 0800 707 6060.
AAA Screening (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm)
This screening programme is aimed at men aged 65 and over. All men should receive an invite during the year they turn 65. If you are over 65 and have not previously been screened you can arrange an appointment directly by calling 0191 445 2554. The Screening involves an ultrasound that takes around 10 minutes.
For more information on AAA screening please visit http://aaa.screening.nhs.uk/