Screening

Diabetic Eye Screening

From the age of 12, all people with diabetes are offered an annual diabetic eye test to check for early signs of diabetic retinopathy.

Breast Screening

Breast screening is offered to women every 3 yrs between the ages of 50 to 71 to detect early signs of breast cancer. Women over 70 can self-refer.  A patient will get an automatic invitation for their first screen between the ages of 50-53. See the link for more details and to pass to patients.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening

AAA screening is offered to men during the screening year (1 April to 31 March) that they turn 65 to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms (a dangerous swelling in the aorta). Men over 65 can self-refer.

Screening for Newborn Babies

Newborn babies are offered:

Cervical Screening

Cervical screening is offered to all women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 to check the health of cells in the cervix. It is offered every 3 years for those aged 25 to 49, and every 5 years from the ages of 50 to 64.

Please watch this video supporting cancer screening for people with learning disabilities YouTube: Cancer screening for people with learning disabilities – MENCAP

Bowel Cancer Screening

Everyone aged 60 to 74 is offered a bowel cancer screening home test kit every 2 years.

If you’re 75 or over, you can ask for a kit every 2 years by phoning the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.

Your next poo could save your life

We are supporting a London-wide campaign to encourage more patients to do their free NHS bowel cancer screening home test, which checks if you could have bowel cancer.

People who are the right age are sent a free NHS FIT (Faecal Immunochemical Test) kit every two years. You use it to collect a small sample of poo and post it back to an NHS lab.

The campaign by NHS London, “Your next poo could save your life”, urges more people to use their kit – a message we wholeheartedly endorse.

Screening can help prevent bowel cancer and find it at an early stage when it’s easier to treat. People who complete their screening are 25% less likely to die of bowel cancer.

The kits are for people with no symptoms and most people get the all-clear.

If you are aged 56, 58 (on or after 16 May 2022) or 60 to 74 and we have your correct address, you will be sent a kit every 2 years. Please use it. By April 2025, bowel cancer screening kits will be for everyone aged 50 to 74 in England.

To find out more and hear from other Londoners about their experience of bowel cancer screening, visit NHS London Bowel Cancer Screening – Healthy London PartnershipIf you have symptoms of bowel cancer which last for three weeks or more, please contact the practice and ask for an appointment.

London Breast Screening Service

Providing a free breast screening service for women resident in London and West Hertfordshire.

Telephone: 0203 758 2024

Website: www.london-breastscreening.org.uk

Information Leaflet: London Breast Screening