Health screening for people with learning disabilities

Evidence shows that people with a learning disability are less likely to access health screening.

Uptake for certain screening tests is lower compared to the general population, and some tests can be harder for people with a learning disability to engage with.

The following resources and guidance are provided to help people with a learning disability better understand and access screening if they wish to do so.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

Bowel cancer screening

Breast Screening

Cervical screening

Diabetic Eye Screening


Sexual Health screening