Regular Checks

Regular Checks Offered by the NHS

Cervical Smears

Cervical screening is not a test for cancer. It is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating early abnormalities which, if left untreatd, could lead to cancer.

All women between the ages of 25 and 64 are eligible for cervical screening test every 3 to 5 years. Screening starts from age 25 and every 3 years then onwards. From age 50 tests are done every 5 years.


The NHS Breast Screening Programme provides breast screening every three years for all women from age 47 and over. Women between the ages of 47 and 73 are routinely invited. Although you are not routinely called for screening after the age of 73, you can telephone for appointment for screening after age 73.
Telephone breast Screening: 0191 445 2554

Bowel Cancer Screening

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme offers screening every two years to all men and women aged 60 to 69 years., From 2014 people up to the age of 73 will be invited. People in this age group will automatically be sent an invitation, then their screening kit, so the tests can be done at home.

Further information see cancer screening NHS website.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

Men aged 65 and over will be invited for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening. Aneurysm is more common in men and in older people. Smoking, high blood pressure also increases the risk. The test is simple and painless.
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