Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
Men are automatically invited in the year they turn 65, for a single ultrasound scan of the abdomen. Older men who may have not previously been screened can opt in by phoning 01803 655441
Bowel Cancer Screening
Both men and women aged between 60 and 69 years are offered screening. An FOB (faecal occult blood) test kit is sent by mail for you to use and return. People over 70 can request a screening kit by calling 0800 7076060.
Women aged 50–70 years are automatically invited for a mammogram every three years. Women aged over 70 years are able to make their own appointment if they ring 01392 262600.
Cervical Smears are now offered every three years from age 25–49 and then five yearly from 50–64. Invitations are sent out when your smear is due.
Are you aware that one in 12 young people have Chlamydia? Untreated it can have long term health complications. As part of a National Screening Programme we are writing to all our 18-24 year olds inviting them to take this simple but important test. Don't miss out. Please book in to see one of our practice nurses for a self testing kit. For further details see our Chlamydia Leaflet
Diabetic Retinopathy/Retinal Screening
If you have not been able to attend screening at the surgery, please ring Exeter 01392 402284 to make an appointment for it to be done at the Diabetes Centre.
There is no organised screening programme for prostate cancer but if you are worried about a specific problem or the risk of cancer you should talk to your GP.
Further information about cancer screening can be found here.