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Screening in England

Antenatal and Newborn

NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme

NHS Infectious Diseases Screening Programme

NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme

NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme

NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programme

NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme

Young Person and Adult

NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme

Related Programmes

There are also several English programmes, which while not being UK NSC-approved systematic population screening programmes, may be of interest. These are Prostate Cancer Risk Management, Chlamydia screening and the NHS Health Check (for vascular risk). Find out more on the English Related Programmes page.


NHS Screening Timeline

View the NHS Screening Timeline, a visual representation of all the English screening programmes.


Service specifications

The Department of Health and Public Health England set the outcomes to be achieved and funding available to commission public health services, including screening. The service specifications for screening provide details of the public health evidence and advice needed to support effective commissioning.

The specifications for 2015/16 can be downloaded from the GOV.UK website along with a detailed agreement that sets out how NHS England aims to drive health improvements through its commissioning of certain public health services, including screening and immunisation.

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