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Screening Programmes

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

All men aged 65 who live in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area will be invited to take part in abdominal aortic aneurysm screening.  If you are over 65 you can self refer.

Using an ultrasound scan, we look for aneurysms in the stomach so that we can monitor or treat them.  

For more information on screening, please visit the NHS Inform Website.

If you want to make or change your appointment, please phone 0141 277 7677.

Bowel Screening

Do yours – it could  be a life saver.

Here’s to the half a million Scots who did their bowel cancer screening test last year.

It’s the best way to catch it early and, if you do, you’re 14 times more likely to survive.  So if you’re aged between 50 and 74, do your test and join the bowel movement.

Mrs H joins the movement

For more information about bowel screening please visit NHSinform

Patient Information

Bowel Screening test

Bowel screening information leaflets in different languages are available on the NHS Health Scotland website.

Having a Colonoscopy

If your bowel screening result came back positive, you will be referred to your local Health Board for a colonoscopy.  Information about having a colonoscopy is available in the following languages:

Bowel Screening Policies

This page is intended for professionals involved in the delivery of bowel screening across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Highland – Argyll & Bute sector.

The current clinical policies for bowel screening are:

Breast Screening

Did you know that……?

  • 1 in 8 women in Scotland will be diagnosed with breast cancer
  • if caught early, you are 5 times more likely to survive breast cancer
  • breast screening saves 130 lives ever year in Scotland
  • it only takes 10 minutes
  • breast screening can detect tiny cancers that are less often advanced and easier to treat
  • breast screening appointments are sent to all women aged 50 – 70 every three years

Find out how Elaine C Smith got on with her breast screening appointment

Don’t get scared, get screened.

If you want to get in touch with our helpful staff at the breast screening centre to change your appointment or want to know when you are due an appointment, phone them on Tel: 0141 800 8800

Breast Screening Centre
Stock Exchange
77 Nelson Mandela Place
Glasgow G2 1QT

Tel: 0141 800 8800

For more information about breast screening, please visit NHSinform Website

Patient Information

Cervical Screening (Smear Tests)

Cervical screening is routinely offered to anyone with a cervix in Scotland between the ages of 25 and 64 every 5 years.

Regular cervical screening (smear test):

  • Is the best protection against cervical cancer
  • Saves around 5,000 lives every year in the UK
  • prevents 8 out of 10 cervical cancers from developing.

The test takes less than 5 minutes and can save lives.  Go on, add a smear to your to-do list.

Make your appointment with your GP Practice

For more information about cervical screening, please visit

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

The HPV virus is very common and causes 99% of cervical cancers.  You can catch it through intimate sexual contact with another person who already has it. Because it is so common, most people will get infected at some point in their life. People are often infected without knowing it as there are usually no symptoms. In most women the virus does not cause cervical cancer.  

For more information about cervical screening visit NHSinform website

HPV vaccine for secondary school girls

The HPV (cervical cancer) vaccine is offered to girls of secondary school age to protect them against the two types of HPV that cause cervical cancer.

For more information visit the NHS Inform Immunisation website.  


If you have been referred to Colposcopy, it will be for one of the following reasons:

  • you had three unsatisfactory smears, or
  • your recent smear test result was abnormal.

Our leaflet below gives you more information about colposcopy.

Diabetic Eye Screening

Everyone with diabetes runs the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, a condition that may cause blindness or serious damage to eyesight.

As part of a national screening programme, anyone with diabetes over the age 12 years is invited to have their eyes checked.

Visit NHSinform Website for more information about the screening programme

To change your appointment, please phone 0141 277 7417 and one of our staff will be on hand to offer you a  more convenient appointment time.

Pregnancy Screening

For information about the screening tests offered during pregnancy, please visit NHSinform Website