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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The nhs sickle cell & thalassaemia screening programme https://www.Gov.Uk/topic/population-screening-programmes/sickle-cell-thalassaemia was set up in 2001 to implement antenatal screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia and newborn screening for sickle cell disease.
Conducted under PHCC's National Breast and Bowel Screening Programme, the workshop was the first of its kind for the banking industry in Qatar - helping increase levels of knowledge and stressing the importance of early screening, Commercial Bank said in a press statement.
ALL men in Wales aged 65 and registered with a doctor will be invited to take part in a new screening programme from today.
THE Healthy Heart Check Workplace Screening Programme was launched in 2009 and started with only a small team of NHS nurses who carried out the checks.
HEALTH bosses in the city have issued a legal challenge in a bid to keep the running of a pioneering eye screening programme credited with saving the sight of thousands in-house.
Summary: Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money has been wasted on a screening programme for chlamydia, auditors have said.
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.
Just over 30 per cent of women aged 25 to 30 in the county are not taking part in the cervical screening programme, set up 20 years ago this week.
A new screening programme to prevent diabetics becoming blind was launched at a Staffordshire hospital yesterday.
MORE than 150 lives a year could be saved by a national bowel cancer screening programme to be launched in Scotland, it was claimed yesterday.
It bas been suggested that the financial and psychosocial costs of the UK national cervical screening programme are too great to justify the reduction in mortality achieved.
Dr Jenny Hopwood is head of a chlamydia screening programme in Wirral which has been screening patients since 1999.