1. Screening programmes across the UK
While the UK National Screening Committee makes UK-wide policies, it is up to each part of the UK to determine when, and how, to put those policies into practice.
This means that there will be some differences in what screening services will be available depending on whether you live in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. See the comparison table below for more information.
The UK Screening Portal has been developed in collaboration with the providers of health services across the whole of the UK. These organisations are listed below. Click on a logo to go to their website.
2. UK comparison chart
The table below shows which programmes have been implemented in each country.
Click on one of the programme names to see a more detailed comparison of how screening has been implemented in each UK country.
Click on an entry in the table to find out more about screening in a particular country.
Table updated on 1 March 2012.
* There are some variations in what is offered by these programmes in each country. Please see the programme comparison charts (by clicking on the programme name) for more details.
** These programmes are currently in preparatory stages.
English 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.