Screening and testing

What's on offer for all ages

We all undergo various health checks throughout our lives. These fall into two categories: screening and testing.

Newborn screening

When a baby is born, a range of routine NHS tests are on offer to assess health and pick up any rare problems early.

Health checks in childhood

Your child will be offered various health checks to monitor their development while growing. Find out what they are.

Health checks for ages 17 to 29

Find out about the NHS health checks that you'll be offered between the ages of 17 and 29.

Health checks for ages 30 to 64

Between the ages of 30 and 64 you will be invited for various NHS health checks and some will be new to you.

Health checks for the over-65s

Find out which NHS health checks are on offer for people over the age of 65.

Learning disabilities: Annual Health Checks

Adults with learning disabilities need more health support to prevent their medical conditions going undetected.

Screening and testing timeline

Use this timeline to find out whether you or your family are due for any screening or tests

Screening and testing: timeline

Eye tests for adults

In this video, learn about the importance of eye tests and how to detect symptoms that could lead to problems with your eyesight.

Media last reviewed: 09/09/2013

Next review due: 09/09/2015

Blood tests

Blood tests are carried out for a variety of reasons and can provide a wide range of information

Your NHS Health Check

Millions of people have already had their free "midlife MOT". Find out why this health check-up is so important

Allergy testing

If you think you have an allergy, here's advice on how to get diagnosed with NHS-approved allergy tests

Get your hearing tested

If you're worried about your hearing, it's easy to get it checked. Read our guide to hearing tests