We are Thomson Screening

Thomson Screening is the leading supplier of software for health needs assessments, immunisations, health screening and associated data management. The company was formed in 2011 by a spin-out from City, University of London. It had been created to commercialise the work of Professor David Thomson, of the University’s Department of Optometry.

Today, the company’s products address healthcare, education and workplace needs around the world. This includes diverse customers including the NHS in the UK, non-profit organisations in the USA and NGOs in developing countries. 

SchoolScreener | for Health Services to Schools

SchoolScreener® manages and automates all requirements for a range of wide-area health programmes, delivered typically in schools. These include:

  • vision screening;
  • hearing screening;
  • BMI data collection (known as the National Child Measurement Programme in England, NCMP);
  • immunisation campaigns; and
  • health needs assessments.

Functionality includes an online Parent Portal for communication and consent, fully automated administration, stakeholder reports and audit. All versions apart from online health questionnaires can work offline as well as online, with synchronisation once internet service is available.

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NHS England have said the following in reference to Thomson Screening and SchoolScreener® when promoting us to international markets: ‘Supporting clinical collaboration … improving patient outcomes across the UK … transforming the delivery of health and care’.

Workscreener® provides vital health information to employers of all types, private sector and public, large and small. Using Thomson Screening technology, WorkScreener® automates vision and hearing screening of new recruits and existing employees. Also, health needs questionnaires. It helps to ensure a safe workforce that’s capable of handling the tasks assigned.


Also, WorkScreener® has a COVID Manager application for use in care homes and business workplaces. These products help employers to track test and vaccination status for staff, visitors, and residents.


Thomson Screening received a UK Governmant grant, specifically to develop the WorkScreener® COVID Manager. The funding has allowed accelerated development of the product. It’s also used extensively in schools, under the SchoolScreener® brand.


Screening for Schools Removes Barriers to Learning

One such barrier to learning is undiagnosed vision deficiencyResearch suggests 80% of learning is visual and that approximately 15% of school children have a vision problem.

Not being able to see properly can impact on attention, reading, participation in class activities, social interaction and behaviour.

And even when children have had their eyesight screened at Reception age, children’s eyesight can change as they grow.

That’s where Screening for Schools comes in.

We’re actively seeking distribution partners around the world, to satisfy growing global demand for the products of both brands. Interested parties should contact us without delay.