This suite of searches has been designed to help practice to understand the uptake of national screening services among their patient population. It also contains call and recall searches for Cervical Screening, as some practices have indicated this could be helpful.


To locate the searches access Population Reporting > Ardens Searches > 5.6 Ardens Cancer Searches > Cancer screening searches folder.


The suite contains 3 folders:



Each of these folders contains roughly the same information - each of these has a search for the eligible population, then one for those eligible and not screened or declined.


Bowel Screening Uptake

This folder contains searches to identify patients age 60-74 eligible for bowl cancer screening. 


The  report will help you to identify the latest coded screening or declined code for each patient.


The UPTAKE report will give you a percentage (%) figure which indicates your actual uptake.


Breast Screening Uptake

Again, this gives the eligible population and the uptake percentage:



Cervical Screening Uptake and Call & Recall

There are 2 folders here as shown:



Call & Recall is broken down into the different age groups for the different screening intervals:



Each is then broken down by 1st invitation, 2nd invitation and 3rd invitation, with reports including patient details for export to a texting or posting service if you choose:



The Cervical Screening uptake searches are similar to the other screening searches to enable you to identify those who fall into each target group and your uptake percentage:



The 'Eligible patients who have never had a smear' search looks for all patients in the eligible target group that have never had a smear recorded on their record or had a code of cervical smear not indicated.


If you require any further assistance on the process above, please contact Ardens support on: 

support-emis@ardens.org.uk