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Population screening programmes: leaflets and how to order them

Leaflets to support the NHS population screening programmes, and how healthcare professionals can order them.

The national service specifications require local screening providers to use nationally developed patient and professional leaflets. These leaflets are written and reviewed according to the PHE Screening publication production and review process. This ensures they are accurate, provide balanced information and are developed with appropriate input from the public and professionals.

PHE Screening supplies these leaflets free of charge to NHS and private providers of NHS screening programmes.

Free supplies of leaflets are not available for other organisations.

This page provides details for ordering materials for all the national NHS Screening Programmes.

We are aware that some leaflets are past their published review dates. In these cases we have established that the content is still accurate so the leaflets are still appropriate for use.

For ordering leaflets for breast, cervical and bowel cancer screening, contact Harlow Printing Ltd.

How to order

See a list of available NHS population screening programme leaflets at the bottom of this page.

Harlow Printing Limited

Order leaflets directly using the form on the Harlow Printing website.

If you have any problems accessing this form please call or e-mail.

Please allow 10 working days for leaflets to arrive after placing an order.

Local providers should aim to order enough stock to last approximately 3 months to ensure delivery costs are not too high.

Do not stockpile quantities that would last 6 months or more. The national screening progammes update and review leaflet artwork in regular 2 to 3 year cycles.

Local providers must pay for orders of leaflets required for reasons other than those outlined.

To arrange such an order, contact Harlow directly by phone or e-mail.

Contact Harlow directly if you would like to set up regular deliveries based on the size of your screening cohort.

Some leaflets on fetal anomalies and conditions identified by newborn blood spot screening are not printed by Harlow. These leaflets are free for download and local printing.

Problems with leaflet delivery

If you have any problems with delivery please contact Harlow Printing and the NHS screening programmes helpdesk:

NHS population screening helpdesk

Public Health England Zone B
Floor 2 Skipton House
80 London Road

London
SE1 6LH

Please note the helpdesk is not for media enquiries.

The helpdesk and national programmes do not have access to screening results.

For information on screening results, please contact your GP or local screening service.

Parents: contact your midwife or health visitor to get your child’s results.

Health professionals: contact the local screening team, screening laboratory or local child health records department.

Leaflets and order restrictions

Cross-programme leaflets

Private screening

This leaflet sets out the risks, benefits and limitations of private screening. It can be ordered by GP surgeries in packs of 10 to aid discussions with anyone considering paying for a private screening test.

Screening tests for you and your baby

Orders for this leaflet are limited to 1 copy per pregnant woman to be handed over during the antenatal clinic.

Healthcare professionals can also order a small quantity to distribute in suitable locations, including:

  • antenatal clinics
  • GP surgeries

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening and Diabetic Eye Screening (DES) invitation leaflets

Orders for these leaflets are limited to:

  • 1 copy for each patient at their first screening or appointment
  • a small quantity for local stakeholder organisations, including GP surgeries
  1. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: invitation leaflet

    • Promotional material
  2. Diabetic eye screening: description in brief

    • Promotional material

Screen positive leaflets

Limit ordering to:

  • 1 copy per screen positive individual
  • a small quantity to distribute to local stake holders
  1. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: how it works

    • Guidance
  2. Monitoring your medium abdominal aortic aneurysm

    • Promotional material
  3. Monitoring your small abdominal aortic aneurysm

    • Promotional material
  4. Screening results: large abdominal aortic aneurysm

    • Promotional material
  5. Diabetic retinopathy: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  6. Diabetic retinopathy: monitoring and treatment

    • Promotional material
  7. Newborn hearing screening: your baby's visit to the audiology clinic

    • Promotional material
  8. Baby carries a gene for sickle cell: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  9. Baby carries a gene for unusual haemoglobin: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  10. Beta thalassaemia carrier: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  11. Delta beta thalassaemia carrier: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  12. Haemoglobin C carrier: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  13. Haemoglobin D carrier: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  14. Haemoglobin E carrier: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  15. Haemoglobin lepore carrier: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  16. Haemoglobin O Arab carrier: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  17. Sickle cell disease: managing the condition

    • Promotional material
  18. Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: information for fathers

    • Guidance
  19. CVS and amniocentesis diagnostic tests: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  20. Hepatitis B: explaining the screening result

    • Guidance
  21. HIV: explaining the screening result

    • Guidance
  22. Syphilis: explaining the screening result

    • Guidance
  23. Baby at risk of having sickle cell disease: description in brief

    • Guidance
  24. Baby at risk of having thalassaemia: description in brief

    • Guidance

Professional information leaflets

These leaflets are for distribution to GPs, midwives and healthcare professionals who:

  • are involved in the screening pathway
  • need to understand the screening process
Published 1 January 2015
Last updated 24 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Some PHE Screening leaflets are past their published review dates. We have established that the content of these leaflets is still accurate so they are still appropriate for use. We have added a statement to clarify this to this publication.
  2. Added 2 description in brief leaflets for: baby at risk of sickle cells and baby at risk of thalassaemia.
  3. Added information for transgender people leaflet.
  4. New easy read versions of 'Screening tests for you and your baby' added to document collection.
  5. Addition of new CVS and amniocentesis diagnostic tests leaflet to collection.
  6. Added link to PHE Screening publications production and review process.
  7. Added private screening leaflet.
  8. First published.