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Adult Screening   



What is screening?

Screening aims to identify people who are at risk of having a particular disease or medical condition before they show any sign of having it.

They can then be offered:

  • Information
  • Further tests
  • Appropriate treatment to reduce their risk and/or any complications arising from the disease or condition.   

A screening programme is established if:

  • A health condition poses a significant public health problem.
  • An accurate and acceptable screening test is available.
  • Providing treatment and advice for people who are found to have the condition is possible.
  • The screening programme is believed to do more good than harm to those who are screened.

NHS Highland public health manages the local delivery of 4 adult national screening programmes.

Click the images below for information about the individual national adult screening programmes.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Bowel Screening

Breast Screening Cervical Screening