Population screening programmes – collection

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.

The NHS population screening programmes supply 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 the antenatal and newborn screening programmes, cancer screening programmes, diabetic eye screening and abdominal aortic aneurysm screening.

For ordering cancer screening leaflets for bowel, breast and cervical 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.

Parents: contact your midwife or health visitor for information on screening results.

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

Leaflets and order restrictions

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.

  1. Leaflet: thinking of having a private screening test

    • Promotional material

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
  1. Screening tests for you and your baby: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  2. Screening tests for you and your baby: babies in special care units

    • Promotional material

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: first visit to the audiology clinic

    • Promotional material
  8. Cystic fibrosis suspected: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  9. Positive screen for cystic fibrosis carrier: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  10. Congenital hypothyroidism (CHT) confirmed: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  11. Congenital hypothyroidism (CHT) suspected: description in brief

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Promotional material
  22. Tests for dads: sickle cell and thalassaemia screening

    • 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
  1. Diabetic eye screening: screening, diagnosis, outcome

    • Guidance
  2. 18+0 to 20+6 weeks ultrasound scan: tear off pad

    • Form
  3. Amniocentesis diagnostic test: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  4. CVS and amniocentesis: diagnostic tests

    • Guidance
  5. CVS diagnostic test: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  6. Cystic fibrosis: screening laboratory handbook

    • Guidance
  7. Congenital hypothyroidism: screening laboratory handbook

    • Guidance
  8. Newborn blood spot screening: sampling guidelines

    • Guidance
  9. Family origin questionnaire: sickle cell and thalassaemia screening

    • Form
  10. Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: handbook for laboratories

    • Guidance
  11. Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: inheritance risk table

    • Guidance
  12. Sickle cell disease in children: standards for clinical care

    • Guidance
  13. Standards for sickle cell and thalassaemia screening

    • Guidance