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London Breast Screening


Screening appointments

If you are between 50 and 70 years old, you will receive a letter once every three years, inviting you to have a breast screening mammogram. You do not have to contact us to, we will ensure that you receive your invitation at the appropriate time. From your 71st birthday we will not automatically invite you and you can request screening every 3 years by contacting your local breast screening unit. As the risk of breast cancer does not stop at 71, please consider the importance of continuing with your breast screening.

Please note due to COVID-19, there are restrictions in place. Please do not arrive any earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment and you will not be able to bring anyone else unless you require a formal carer.

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus) – a new, continuous cough and/or a high temperature and/ or loss of taste or smell – please do not come in for your appointment. Visit www.111.nhs.uk/COVID-19 for advice on next steps. Please then call 020 3758 2024 to let them know.

IMPORTANT: If you have any concerns about concerns about changes to your breasts, please speak with your GP as soon as possible. Please do not wait for an appointment with the screening service. If you have breast pain, more information is available www.rmpartners.nhs.uk/new-video-to-help-understand-breast-pain

We have a range of different locations where you can be screened but some of our previous screening sites are in COVID 'red' areas, and may be unavailable at this time. Find out more about our screening locations.

If you have received your invitation letter and wish to book, change or cancel your appointment please click here appointment request form. You may only book, change or cancel your appointment if you have received a letter inviting you for breast screening.

* PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS MORE THAN 6 WEEKS IN ADVANCE *

IMPORTANT: If you are concerned about your breasts, please make an appointment to see your GP as soon as possible. Please do not make an appointment with the screening service.

What safety measures are in place for when I attend my screening appointment?
• We have reduced the number of women booked into a clinic
• Social distancing is maintained
• Clinical team to wear the correct PPE whilst undertaking the screening procedure
• Women to wear masks at all times during their appointment
• Equipment cleaned down after every appointment
• Temperature checks at some locations

Manage Your Appointment

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If you have been asked to book an appointment or would like to change it, we will be very happy to arrange this for you.

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Where we screen

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We screen at various convenient places across the region.

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FAQs

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For a list of answers to commonly asked questions, please click here....

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