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.

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

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, we are not able to offer self-referral appointments at the moment. Due to the large backlog of women needing screening, only women in the invited age-eligible screening age (50 to their 71st birthday) will be invited for screening. This situation is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

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.

When you receive your invitation letter if we have already allocated you a specific screening location, appointment date and time you can request a change using the appointment request form. If your letter invites you to contact us to make an appointment then you may also use this form to suggest your preferred location, date or time. You may only use this form if you have received a letter inviting you to make/change an appointment because we are not able to accept self-referrals at this time.


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



Latest news including information for women who are worried that they may have missed an invitation for screening.


Book or Change your appointment


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.


We screen at various convenient places across the region.

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