Screening programmes are designed to detect signs of disease in the poulation and then to provide a reliable method of referral for dianostic testing and further treatment. Currently these include the following programmes:
Scottish Bowel Screening Programme
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
Newborn Blood Spot Screening
Universal Newborn Hearing Screening
For further information on detect cancer early go to NHS Inform Detect Cancer Early .
For more information regarding screening programmes in the Borders go to NHS Health Scotland