CRY has been screening in sport since 1993.
CRY is the leading provider of screening in athletes in the UK, operating services for GB athletes, Premiership rugby (union and League), Premiership football teams, Lawn Tennis Association…. Elite athletes are referred to the CRY Centre for Sports Cardiology at St George’s when further tests are required.
CRY is a non profit organisation.
CRY aims to give all young people aged 14-35 the opportunity to have cardiac testing. Every person that CRY tests consents to having their results used for research purposes. Through supporting research we are able to publish our findings to inform best practice.
CRY operates a unique service combining both ECG & echo ultrasound.
At a CRY event you will have a resting ECG before a specialist goes through your medical questionnaire with you. If further tests are required (based on your ECG or symptoms), we will do an ultrasound on the same day.
CRY’s first public screening was in 1997.
Any person aged 14-35 in the UK can book to be screened. The majority of CRY’s public screening events are funded by CRY supporters or major grants so there is no fee for the person wanting to be tested.
A specialist doctor attends every screening.
These specialist are trained and supervised by Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma, a world expert on young hearts and sports cardiology. Specialism with screening is essential whether you are an elite athlete or enjoy sport recreationally.

CRY has reluctantly taken the decision to postpone all cardiac screening events up until the end of July. We appreciate this will be disappointing for the families and supporters who are funding these events as well as those people who have booked appointments, but it is a necessary course of action due to Government lockdown restrictions and a number of key factors, including:

  • The redeployment of our doctors, technicians and other associated medical staff into necessary frontline roles within the NHS
  • Cancellation of travel arrangements and screening venues (such as schools and community centres)
  • An increase in cancellations / unattended appointments due to health concerns or last-minute decisions to self-isolate

Please be reassured these events will be rescheduled and all confirmed appointments will be offered on the rescheduled date. We will, of course, liaise with you regarding new screening dates and when CRY’s screening team is able to confirm the booking.

While screening events are currently postponed and we are not able to offer any new bookings, you can still register your interest by clicking here and we will email you when screening events are available again.

Due to this unprecedented and evolving situation of COVID-19, we will be reviewing the status of CRY’s screening programme on an ongoing basis.

As a team, we are doing our very best to monitor and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our services. In line with Government advice, the CRY office is closed but members of our staff are working from home and will be available to assist with any queries you may have, either via phone or email.

We appreciate your understanding at this time and we are sure you’ll agree that the health and wellbeing of all our supporters, staff and those who CRY strives to help on a daily basis, is our primary concern.

CRY holds ECG screening clinics for those aged 14 to 35 at a number of established locations around the UK including London.  The CRY mobile screening unit facilitates various screening events at other locations in the UK – often organised by CRY supporters.

If the screening event you would have liked to have booked into is full, CRY has a screening interest email. Complete the form, to request to be informed directly via email when another screening in your area becomes available. Click here to complete the form.

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