Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening
You can read all about AAA screening on the NHS website here. This includes an explanation of the different results you might receive. If you are concerned about a family history of this condition then you can speak to your GP to see if a scan can be arranged outside the screening programme.
If you do not receive an invitation or are male and over 65 and did not receive a screening test then you can phone
02381 206279 to enquire. If they ask for a reference number this is your NHS number but don't worry if you don't know yours, they will look it up.
Diabetic Eye Screening
Locally Diabetic eye screening is run by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Diabetic Eye Screening Programme. You can visit their website here which has lots of useful information. You should receive appointment invitations by letter. If you have any queries you can phone them directly on 01983 898 700.
NHS Health Checks
This programme is designed to identify those at increased risk of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. By picking up issues early your risk of future health problems can be reduced.
You can read about the NHS Health Check programme on the NHS website here. This details who is eligible.
Reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes
You may be able to self-refer to the Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme after working out your risk of Type 2 Diabetes. If you have had an Hba1c result of 42-47 within the last 2 years and have not already been referred than you can be referred without going through this process. Email your surgery to request a referral. This programme is available to those aged 18-79.