Screening programmes are designed to detect early signs of disease in the population and then to provide a reliable method of referral for diagnostic testing and further treatment. Screening in itself is not indicative of the presence of disease, but in order for a screening programme to be considered for national designation, it must be acceptably accurate and designed to test for a disease where earlier detection and intervention would be of benefit to the patient.
In NHS Forth Valley, the following nationally managed screening programmes are available:
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