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 NHS screening programme invites women to be screened every three years between the ages of 25 and 49.
Information on breast screening is on the NHS Screening Programme website http:// www.
It isn't specific or sensitive enough, which is why we don't have a national NHS screening programme using the PSA test.
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.
A new NHS screening programme will identify victims of battlefield stress and GPs will get special training on dealing with sufferers of PTSD.
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.
More than 7000 cases of breast cancer are found by the NHS Screening Programme every year.