Links – Physical Health and Disability


BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme is a new, government-funded screening programme. The programme will offer a BowelScreen home test kit to women and men aged 60 to 69 every two years.


BreastCheck is a Government-funded programme providing breast screening and invites women aged 50 to 64 for a free mammogram on an area-by-area basis every two years. The aim of BreastCheck is to reduce deaths from breast cancer by finding and treating the disease at an early stage.

Cancer Screening

The National Screening Service (NSS) encompasses:

BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme Diabetic RetinaScreen – The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme.


The National Cervical Screening Programme provides free smear tests to women aged 25 to 60. A smear test is a simple procedure that only takes minutes and is the most effective way to detect changes in the cells of the cervix.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme is a new, government-funded screening programme in Ireland that offers free, regular diabetic retinopathy screening to people with diabetes aged 12 years and older.

Health Promotion

HSE website with range of health promotion information and resources.

HSE – Health Services in Ireland

Interactive list of services provided by the HSE: The HSE provides health and social services to everyone living in Ireland. Our services are delivered to young and old, in hospitals, health facilities and in communities across the country.

HSE – services near you (interactive map)

Search for health services near you using an interactive map.

Sport Ireland

Sport Ireland plans, leads and co-ordinates the sustainable development of competitive and recreational sport in Ireland.

National Disability Authority

The National Disability Authority is the independent state body providing expert advice on disability policy and practice to the government and the public sector, and promoting Universal Design in Ireland.

National Immunisation Programme

We provide trusted, up-to-date information about HSE immunisation programmes for children, adults and healthcare professionals in Ireland.


South Leitrim/Roscommon GP Out of Hours Service,  NowDoc – 1850 400 911

This is a service to provide you and your family with access to family doctor services outside of normal hours.


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Services must:

  • Be based in Sligo / Leitrim or provide a service to children, young people or families (0 to 24 years of age, plus pre-birth services) in Sligo / Leitrim
  • Be a state supported or not for profit service or agency
  • Be non-political and non-commercial

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