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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All men and women aged 60-74 are invited to take part in the NHS bowel screening programme.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the start of the bowel screening programme is a major milestone for the New Zealand health system, and will ultimately save lives.
The workshop was organised by the bank's Human Capital, Employee Welfare and Relations Department, which provides guidance services to employees, and part of a series of awareness presentations and activities by PHCC's National Breast and Bowel Screening Programme that spanned the full month of October.
Public Health Wales runs five screening programmes for adults - Breast Test Wales, Cervical Screening Wales, Bowel Screening Wales, the Wales Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme and Diabetic Eye Screening Wales.
In developing countries, there are a series of limitations and barriers toward screening programme such as geographical isolation, lack of education and financial restrictions, which prevent the women from performing breast cancer screening programmes.
There is no national screening programme for prostate cancer.
A HEALTH trust is highlighting its screening programme for 65-year-old men.
A LIFE-saving screening programme is up and running.
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.

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