Screening

PCR testing to detect Covid-19

PCR Testing (Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing) is commonly conducted at a certified laboratory and takes a few hours to complete with the result being reported within 1-3 days. The specimen for this test is collected via a nasal and/or throat swab and looks for genetic material that comes only from the virus. This test[…]

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Returning to normal life in the midst of a continuing pandemic

*page updated April 2021 Over the last year, many people have spent a lot more time indoors than normal, especially those who have been shielding because of a health condition(s). Whilst most have begun a return to some sense of normality, it is still important to exercise caution. Many friends[…]

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Blood Pressure Awareness Week: 7th – 13th September 2020

This campaign focuses on blood pressure testing and awareness, encouraging adults to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.  Know your numbers! #KYN2020 High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of[…]

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World Hepatitis Day, 28th July 2020

Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. This condition is usually caused by a viral infection or liver damage as a result of alcohol consumption. World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on 28th July annually on the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus[…]

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Cervical Screening Awareness Week 15th to 21st June 2020

Cervical Screening week is an annual event that aims to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women’s health.  What is cervical Screening? Cervical screening (commonly known as the ‘smear test’) involves taking a small sample of cells from the surface of your cervix. The sample is sent to[…]

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Skin Cancer Screening Day, 13th April 2019

Health Promotion supported the GHA Dermatology Department at its annual Skin CancerScreening Day at the Primary Care Centre on Saturday 13th April 2019. The public had the opportunity to attend this open clinic and have any notable skin changes checked out by the teamof professionals on the day.    […]

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More Champion Testimonials – Bowel Screening

Richard Cartwright – 13.12.18 “I suppose it goes without saying you should look after your health at any age. However many ailments seem to manifest themselves later in life such as bowel problems and others in that area, especially in men: bowel cancer, prostate issues etc. I understand are more[…]

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Champion Testimonials – Bowel Screening

Are you 60 years and older? Do you know someone who has received their screening test kit but is undecided on whether or not to take part? Read some of the informative and inspiring first-hand testimonials below, and make sure you (and those you know) take part!  

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Champion Testimonials – AAA

Men aged 65 years and over are routinely invited to take part in the AAA screening programme; screening for AAA can reduce the number of deaths from burst aneurysms [in this age group] by up to 50%. If this isn’t enough to get you, or someone you know, to take part[…]

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Screening

Welcome to the Screening Website of the Public Health Department. This website provides information and advice on several aspects of screening.   Screening is a public health service in which the health service invites members of a defined population, who have no symptoms or other reason to believe they are unwell[…]

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