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Alexandra Park Health Centre, 2 Whitswood Close, Manchester, M16 7AP, Telephone: 0161 226 3620, Fax: 0161 226 4918

Screening services


Our patients are entitled to the screening services listed below. If you meet the criteria shown, please ask for an appointment.

  • Blood test for cholesterol
    For patients with a family history of high cholesterol.
     
  • Blood pressure measurement
    For patients over 40 years old.
     
  • Breast screening
    For female patients over 50 years old. The service is offered every three years as part of the NHS national breast screening programme.

    Women aged 50 to 70 years old are automatically sent an invitation to attend the screening unit. The first appointment is sent when the patient is aged 50-53 years old. If this hasn't happened, please let us know.

    Women aged 70 and over will not be automatically invited but can contact the screening unit to book an appointment, if they would like to have screening.
     
  • Cervical screening
    For female patients over 25 years old. The service is offered every three to five years, as part of the NHS national cervical screening programme. Invitations to attend the practice will be automatically sent out. If this hasn't happened, please let us know.
     
  • Well woman/man health check
    These are available every 3 years, on request. For further information, see health checks.
     
  • Elderly health assessments
    Patients over 75 years old are advised to have an assessment every year. For further information, see health checks.
     
  • Blood test to check for prostate cancer
    There is no national screening programme for prostate cancer as the benefits are unclear. For further information, see the NHS prostate cancer website. However, a blood test (the 'PSA test') is available at the practice on request. The test is most likely to be beneficial for men over 50 years old with a family history of prostate cancer. Find out more from the PSA test information sheet.

 

 
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