Screening aims to reduce illness and deaths from certain preventable diseases.  The underlying concept of screening is that early detection of risk factors or early disease is beneficial for the clinical or public health outcome.

See also our page on Health Checks.

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Our resources

Our resources

Data and reports

We have produced reports on breast screening (PDF, 570.5 KB) and cervical screening (PDF, 348.0 KB)

Library services

The Public Health and Social Care Library can provide access to library and knowledge services, including books and journal articles relating to screening. We can also produce bespoke literature searches.


If you can't find what you were looking for, we complete over 200 ad-hoc requests for analysis each year. Request further analysis or a literature search or contact us.

External resources

External resources

A number of organisations produce screening statistics both at national and local level.