Champion Testimonials – Bowel Screening (part 1)

Are you 60 years and older?
Do you know someone who has received their screening test kit but is undecided on whether or not to take part?

Read some of the informative and inspiring first-hand testimonials below, and make sure you (and those you know) take part!


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Champion Testimonials – AAA

Men aged 65 years and over are routinely invited to take part in the AAA screening programme; screening for AAA can reduce the number of deaths from burst aneurysms [in this age group] by up to 50%.

If this isn’t enough to get you, or someone you know, to take part read some of these champion testimonials: read more…


Welcome to the Screening Website of the Public Health Department. This website provides information and advice on several aspects of screening.


Screening is a public health service in which the health service invites members of a defined population, who have no symptoms or other reason to believe they are unwell to come forward and be tested for the presence of a disease.

Screening populations for disease is fundamentally, philosophically and functionally different from detecting disease in a patient and has important ethical differences from everyday clinical practice.