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New animations explain screening throughout a lifetime

The new animations cover NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm, diabetic eye, breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening

We’re pleased to announce the publication of new screening animations explaining the different screening tests a person will be invited for throughout their lifetimeThere are 2 animations – a female lifetime screening pathway and a male lifetime screening pathway.

The new animations summarise in clear, concise language and imagery the NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm, diabetic eye, cervical, breast and bowel cancer screening programmes.

These are the first PHE animations covering these screening programmes, so we hope these new resources will be useful for explaining screening to all young people and adults who will be invited to take part in these programmes. We will add subtitled versions in other languages soon.

We’ve designed our animations to make screening information accessible to a wider audience. They highlight the benefit of our digital approach to presenting information - we could not have included videos in a paper leaflet. They are more engaging and local services can share them on their social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Animations can make information more accessible for people who:

  • have lower literacy levels
  • learn better with visual content
  • speak English as a second language
  • have learning difficulties

The other national screening animations are:

PHE Director of Screening Professor Anne Mackie said:

These fantastic new resources will be hugely useful for explaining screening quickly and effectively. I urge local screening providers to direct people to the videos and consider using them at screening clinics.

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