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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 printed copies of materials for the national NHS screening programmes.

Some products, including all translations, easy guides, posters and leaflets required in very small quantities, are only available for download and local printing. These can be found on programme-specific publications for abdominal aortic aneurysm, bowel cancer, breast, cervical, diabetic eye, fetal anomaly, infectious diseases in pregnancy, newborn and infant physical examination, newborn blood spot, newborn hearing and sickle cell and thalassaemia screening.

Some leaflets have passed their published review dates. In these cases we have established that the content is still accurate so the leaflets are still appropriate for use.

How to order

To order leaflets for free you will need to confirm you are:

  • a NHS or private provider of NHS screening programmes in England
  • using the leaflets according to the NHS England screening service specifications as part of the standard screening pathway
  • not stockpiling leaflets or ordering more than 6 months’ supply as we update and review our leaflets regularly

All orders of free leaflets are limited to one copy per individual per screening episode or result.

Contact national print provider APS Group directly (contact details below) if you would like to set up regular deliveries based on the size of your screening cohort.

We do not provide free leaflets for promotional purposes and campaigns. These need to be paid for. To arrange a paid-for order, please contact APS Group.

Free supplies of leaflets are not available for other organisations or for other purposes. Please contact us to discuss your requirement if necessary.

Problems with leaflet delivery

If you have any problems with delivery please contact APS Group and the NHS screening programmes helpdesk (phe.screeninghelpdesk@nhs.net).

APS Group

Order leaflets directly using the APS online ordering portal: https://phe-screening.theapsgroup.com.

If you have any problems ordering from the site please call or email.

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

Cross-programme leaflets

Screening tests for you and your baby

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

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening leaflets

Orders for these leaflets are limited to:

  • one copy for each individual per screening appointment or result
  1. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: invitation leaflet

    • Promotional material
  2. Monitoring your small abdominal aortic aneurysm

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

    • Promotional material
  4. Monitoring your medium abdominal aortic aneurysm

    • Promotional material

Antenatal and newborn screening leaflets

Orders of these leaflets are limited to:

  • one copy per individual screening episode or result
  1. Newborn hearing screening: your baby's visit to the audiology clinic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Promotional material
  15. HIV: explaining the screening result

    • Guidance
  16. Syphilis: explaining the screening result

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

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

    • Guidance

Bowel cancer screening leaflets

Orders for these leaflets are limited to:

  • one copy for each individual per screening appointment or result
  1. Bowel cancer screening: benefits and risks

    • Promotional material
  2. Bowel cancer screening kit: how to use

    • Promotional material
  3. Bowel cancer screening: colonoscopy

    • Promotional material
  4. Bowel cancer screening: having a CT colonography (CTC) scan

    • Promotional material
  5. Bowel scope screening test: what it is

    • Promotional material
  6. Bowel scope screening: colonoscopy

    • Promotional material

Breast screening leaflets

Orders for these leaflets are limited to:

  • one copy for each individual per screening appointment or result
  1. Breast screening: helping women decide

    • Promotional material
  2. Breast screening for women over 70

    • Promotional material
  3. Breast screening: age extension trial

    • Promotional material

Cervical screening leaflets

Orders for these leaflets are limited to:

  • one copy for each individual per screening invitation/appointment or result
  1. Cervical screening: leaflet for women considering screening

    • Promotional material
  2. Cervical screening: HPV primary screening

    • Promotional material
  3. Cervical screening: colposcopy

    • Promotional material

Diabetic eye screening leaflets

Orders for these leaflets are limited to:

  • one copy per individual per screening invitation/appointment or result
  1. Diabetic eye screening: description in brief

    • Promotional material
  2. Diabetic retinopathy: monitoring and treatment

    • Promotional material
  3. Diabetic retinopathy: description in brief

    • Promotional material

Professional information resources

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 14 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added early pregnancy scan leaflet.
  2. Change of national print provider from Harlow to APS Ltd
  3. 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.
  4. Added 2 description in brief leaflets for: baby at risk of sickle cells and baby at risk of thalassaemia.
  5. Added information for transgender people leaflet.
  6. New easy read versions of 'Screening tests for you and your baby' added to document collection.
  7. Addition of new CVS and amniocentesis diagnostic tests leaflet to collection.
  8. Added link to PHE Screening publications production and review process.
  9. Added private screening leaflet.
  10. First published.