screening programme

screening programme

The systematic offering of a screening test—e.g., faecal occult blood test, cervical cytology, breast examination—to a population or a specified segment of a population, with the aim of identifying a disease at an early and more treatable stage.
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There is no national screening programme for prostate cancer.
Health Minister Edwin Poots has announced an extension of the bowel cancer screening programme, to include all men and women from 60 to 74 years of age from today.
A HEALTH trust is highlighting its screening programme for 65-year-old men.
A LIFE-saving screening programme is up and running.
For this reason the NHS Cervical Screening Programme has established a HPV primary screening pilot group to assess the role and application of HPV primary testing in the UK.
A Scottish study found that death rates were 27 per cent lower among people who participated in a bowel screening programme.
The contents of the document have been divided into seven sections: Introduction; National blood screening programme for transfusion-transmissible infections; Screening assays; Screening for transfusion-transmissible infections; Blood screening, quarantine and release; Confirmatory testing and blood donor management; and Quality systems in blood screening.
It is now 8 years since the introduction of a screening programme for chlamydia in the UK.
Worse still, estimated numbers of women needed to be invited to a US screening programme in order to save one life are high.
THE first community TB screening programme in Wales will start today as 250 people in Rhondda Cynon Taff are tested for the disease.
LOST PATIENT records and concerns over the quality of screenings have halted and disrupted diabetic retinal screenings services in the National Screening Programme.
Run by the National Health Service, the breast screening programme provides free checks every three years for all women in the UK aged between 50 and 70.

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