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Screening – Is it good for your health?

A facilitated discussion about health screening focusing on what screening is, what benefits it can bring and what harm it can cause.

Screening involves offering tests to people without symptoms to detect disease at an early stage when treatment is more likely to be effective. While it might seem self-evident that this must be beneficial, screening can also cause harm. In addition, it is expensive. Therefore, it is imperative to determine that it delivers more good than harm at a reasonable cost, before screening. In this event, we shall explore what exactly screening is, how it can cause harm as well as good, and why recommendations on screening should always be based on robust evidence.

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Group discussion

Grab a cuppa and engage with experts in a friendly, relaxed environment. There won’t be any slides, notes or formality here – just the chance to ask questions and listen to some of Scotland’s leading thinkers and practitioners on various subjects.

To encourage discussion and allow everyone an opportunity to ask questions, we have limited the number of spaces available.

To participate in a group discussion you MUST be aged 16+


Important points to note

  • This event is suitable for age 16+
  • Accessibility Statement: We aim to make events as accessible as possible. If you have any accessibility requirements or any questions about how we can support this event, please contact the RSE Public Engagement team on