NHS Screening


Following the transition of responsibilities from Public Health England (PHE) to NHS England (NHSE) in October 2021, publication of screening data for the 11 NHS Screening Programmes is now predominantly carried out by NHS England. Some reports continue to be published by NHS Digital or the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC). The sections below provide links to all relevant publications.

Compendium reports:

Screening KPI reports:
Annual / quarterly updates: NHS population screening programmes: KPI reports – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

NHS screening programmes in England (published annually by DHSC): NHS screening programmes: annual reports – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Public Health Outcomes Framework (published annually by DHSC): Public Health Outcomes Framework – OHID (phe.org.uk)

Cancer Services profiles (published annually by DHSC): Cancer Services – OHID (phe.org.uk)

Cancer screening programmes:

Bowel Screening:
Annual publication: In development

Breast Screening:
Annual breast screening programme statistical bulletin: Breast Screening Programme – NHS Digital
Annual audit of screen detected breast cancer: NHS Breast Screening Programme Audit – Association of Breast Surgery

Cervical Screening:
Annual cervical screening programme statistical bulletin: Cervical Screening (Annual) – NHS Digital
Annual screening standards data report: Cervical screening: data and research – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Quarterly coverage statistics: Cervical Screening (Quarterly) – NHS Digital
Quarterly coverage statistics also available: Cervical screening: data and research – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Young person and adult (non-cancer) screening programmes:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA): 
Annual standards report: AAA screening: professional guidance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Diabetic Eye Screening (DES): 
Annual standards data: Diabetic eye screening: professional guidance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Antenatal and newborn (ANNB) screening programmes:

Antenatal screening:
Annual screening standards data report: NHS population screening programmes: antenatal data standards reports – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia screening data reports: Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: data and research – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Newborn screening:
Newborn blood spot screening annual standards report: Newborn blood spot screening: data collection and performance analysis reports – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Newborn hearing screening annual standards report: Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) standards reports – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Newborn infant physical examination screening annual standards report: NIPE screening programme: standards data report – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)