NHS Scotland screening leaflets

The following information leaflets have been designed to compliment the information found in this zone.

They allow you to access information in an easy-to-print format that can be read away from the computer and shared with friends, relatives or loved ones.

It's important that you have access to this information so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to take part in the screening programmes you are entitled to.

If you have any further questions, or require more information, please call us on 0800 22 44 88 (8.00AM to 10.00PM, 7 days a week).

Select a leaflet

Selecting a screening type from the list below will take you to the leaflets for that screening programme.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening

Screening Publication

Name: Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening information

Publication date: 2015

File size: 1.58 MB

Description: Explains what an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is, why screening is offered and what to expect if you go for screening.

AAA screening information leaflet

Screening Publication

Name: You have a large abdominal aortic aneurysm

Publication date: 2014

File size: 968 KB

Description: For men who have a large abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) who may need treatment. It explains what an AAA is, what your screening results mean and what other tests or treatment you might need.

You have a large AAA leaflet

Screening Publication

Name: You have a medium abdominal aortic aneurysm

Publication date: 2014

File size: 990 KB

Description: For men who have a medium abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). It explains what an AAA is, what your screening results mean and what happens next.

You have a medium AAA leaflet

Screening Publication

Name: You have a small abdominal aortic aneurysm

Publication date: 2014

File size: 1 MB

Description: For men who have a small abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). It explains what an AAA is, what your screening results mean and what happens next.

You have a small AAA leaflet


Bowel screening

Screening Publication

Name: The bowel screening test: your questions answered

Publication date: 2015

File size: 401 KB

Description: Information on the bowel screeening test, answering some of the questions you may have.

The bowel screening test - your questions answered leaflet  

Screening Publication

Name: Bowel health and screening: a resource for people with learning disabilities (Easy Read)

Publication date: 2012

File size: 1.88 MB

Description: For people with learning disabilities. Helps you make informed choices about your bowel health and the bowel screening programme.

Bowel health and screening easy read leaflet

Screening Publication

Name: Bowel health a screening: resource for carers of people with learning disabilities

Publication date: 2012

File size: 9.49 KB

Description: For carers of people with learning disabilities. Gives information on good bowel health you can discuss with the person you care for.

Bowel health and screening carers leaflet

Screening Publication

Name: The bowel screening test: step-by-step instructions

Publication date: 2015

File size: 762 KB

Description: An easy to follow guide explaining what the bowel screening test involves.

The bowel screening test: step-by-step instructions leaflet

Screening Publication

Name: The bowel screening test: step-by-step instructions (repeat test)

Publication date: 2013

File size: 923 KB

Description: An easy to follow guide explaining what the repeat bowel screening test involves.

The repeat bowel screening test: step-by-step instructions leafletBowel Screening Extra Leaflet

Name: Extra help with how to collect your sample

Publication date: 2015

File size: 272 KB

Description: Step-by-step guide to collecting a screening sample at home. This leaflet supplements The bowel screening test: step-by-step instructions leaflet

Extra help with how to collect your sample flyer


Breast screening

Screening Publication

Name: Breast screening: helping you decide

Publication date: 2015

File size: 883 KB

Description: Tells you about screening for breast cancer and helps you make an informed decision about whether or not to take part in the Scottish Breast Screening Programme.

Breast screening leaflet


Cervical screening

Screening Publication

Name: A smear test could save your life: don’t ignore your invitation

Publication date: 2016

File size: 630 KB

Description: This leaflet contains information on the importance of smear tests, who they are for and what will happen at the smear test appointment.

A smear test could save your life - don't ignore your invitation leaflet

A smear test could save your life - don't ignore the invitation leaflet (easy read)

Screening Publication

Name: Your smear test after treatment

Publication date: 2016

File size: 242 KB

Description: This leaflet contains information on smear tests following cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) treatment.

Your smear test after treatment leaflet

Your smear test after treatment leaflet (easy read)

Screening Publication

Name: Your smear test results

Publication date: 2016

File size: 275 KB

Description: This leaflet contains information on what results you can receive following a smear test.

Your smear test results leaflet

Your smear test results leaflet (easy read)

Screening Publication

Name: Cervical screening poster

Publication date: 2016

File size: 62 KB

Description: Cervical screening poster encouraging women to take up their smear test invitation.

The cervical screening poster


Diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS)

Screening Publication

Name:Your guide to diabetic retinopathy screening

Publication date: 2014

File size: 995 KB

Description: Tells you what diabetic retinopathy is and why it is important to get screened if you suffer from diabetes.

DRS leaflet


Newborn screening

Screening Publication

Name: Your guide to newborn screening tests

Publication date: 2014

File size: 667 KB

Description: Information on which conditions can be tested for and what the tests involve.

Newborn screening leaflet

Screening Publication

Name: Your baby carries a gene for unusual haemoglobin

Publication date: 2014

File size: 2.84 MB

Description: Information for parents who's baby carries a gene for unusual haemoglobin

Your baby carries a gene for unusual haemoglobin leaflet


Pregnancy screening

Screening Publication

Name: Your guide to screening tests during pregnancy

Publication date: 2016

File size: 2.12 MB

Description: Information on the screening tests you will be offered during pregnancy.

Screening tests during pregnancy leaflet

Screening Publication

Name: You are a sickle cell carier - Your test result shows: haemoglobin S carrier (Hb AS)

Publication date: 2014

File size: 353 KB

Description: Information for adult haemoglobinopathy carriers

You are a sickle cell carrier leaflet

 
Last updated: 21 July 2016