College support screening initiatives

College support screening initiatives

Leeds United College launch partnership with NHS screening programmes.

Leeds United College will be working with the NHS to help support a number of different screening initiatives currently being delivered for people in the community.

This partnership will see the club help to raise awareness for the local screening programmes being ran by Leeds and Mid Yorkshire NHS staff, including one for Breast Screening, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening, Bowel Screening and Diabetic Eye Screening.

Through the relationship, the NHS will have access to reach supporters and staff, students at the Leeds United College Hubs and key partners for the club and education provision. The various screening initiatives will also be given the chance to raise awareness at Elland Road on matchdays in the future, giving fans the opportunity to learn more about the programmes and how and where they can be found.

Claire Hirst, Assistant Manager for the Leeds and Mid Yorkshire NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Leeds United and look forward to developing a strong partnership with the club and College as we aim to raise as much awareness around the various screening programmes we deliver.  

“A great example is the eye screening service, as a team we are really keen to get as many people as possible with diabetes to visit us for their eye screening to give them the best chance of having good vision for the rest of their lives. The screening appointment takes no more than 45 minutes and it will ensure that any changes related to diabetes are picked up as early as possible.”

The screening clinics are being held at a variety of local venues throughout the coverage area, Leeds and Mid Yorkshire. For further details on the different services available, please use the following links:


Click here for more on Breast Screening.

Click here for more on AAA Screening.

Click here for more on Bowel Screening.

Click here for more on Diabetic Eye Screening.