NHS screening programme

NHS screening programme

Any NHS programme designed to detect conditions at earlier and more treatable stages. Screening programmes can be grouped under broad categories: antenatal and newborn, child health, sexually transmitted infections, cancer and vascular diseases.
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The free NHS screening programme saves an estimated 5,000 lives in the UK every year.
Each NHS screening programme relies on its own IT system to send invites and process tests.
The NHS screening programme invites women to be screened every three years between the ages of 25 and 49.
"It isn't specific or sensitive enough, which is why we don't have a national NHS screening programme using the PSA test.
Information on breast screening is on the NHS Screening Programme website http:// www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-screening
At the same time, Andrew Lansley announced the launch of the first nationwide NHS screening programme to identify dementia patients earlier.
ALMOST 6,000 invasive breast cancers too small to be felt by hand were picked up by the NHS screening programme last year, figures show.
So, has the time come for a serious scientific rethink of the benefits of the NHS screening programme in the context of cost effective care?
Health "MoTs" for millions of people could help reduce heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease, but plans for an NHS screening programme to test for killer illnesses are not without their critics.
Fewer than one in five people can name the three cancers screened for by the NHS screening programme, according to a poll for Cancer Research UK.