You'll be invited to be screened based on your age and/or gender. This is because you have a higher chance of developing certain diseases and conditions depending on your age and sometimes whether you're male or female.
So you're invited to the right screening programme at the right time, make sure your GP practice has your current address.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is only offered to 65 year old men. However, if you’re over 65 and have never been screened, you can arrange an appointment by phoning your local AAA screening centre.
More about AAA screening
Bowel screening is offered every 2 years to men and woman aged 50 to 74. If you’re 75 or over, you can still take a bowel screening test every 2 years. However, you’ll need to request a new test kit each time.
More about bowel screening
Breast screening is offered every 3 years to woman aged 50 to 70. If you're over the age of 70 you can continue to have breast screening, but you'll need to arrange your own appointment every 3 years.
More about breast screening
Cervical screening is offered every 3 or 5 years depending on age to woman aged 25 to 64. If you're on non-routine screening (where screening results have shown changes that need further investigation or follow up) you'll be invited for cervical screening up to 70 years of age.
More about cervical screening
Diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS)
Diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) is offered every year to people aged over 12 with diabetes over the age of 12.
More about diabetic retinopathy screening
All new parents will be offered screening for their child after birth.
More about newborn screening
All expectant parents will be offered screening during the term of pregnancy.
More about pregnancy screening
Screening for the transgender community
Whether you're a trans-man, trans-woman, identify as non-binary or describe your gender in another way, it's important you're aware of which screening services you're eligible for.
Find out which screening services you're eligible for as a non-binary or transgender person