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London Breast Screening


Breast screening training in London

How to become a Radiographer Practitioner

To specialise in breast screening you will undertake a post graduate certificate in mammography. These modules are accessed via the national breast training centres and their partner universities.

To be eligible to train to be a Radiographer Practitioner, you must:

  • have completed your undergraduate degree in Radiography
  • be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Employed by a NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) or supported by your employer to attend a local breast unit

It is important that you are employed by a breast screening service to access the required number of mammogram examinations, or supported by your employer to attend a local breast unit.

Click here to find out more about being a Radiographer Practitioner, and meet some of the Radiographer Practitioners working in London.

To explore what opportunities are available to become a Radiographer Practitioner in London, please contact us.

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How to become a Mammography Associate (Associate Practitioner)

The London Breast Screening Programme employ trainee Mammography Associates.

L4 Mammography Apprenticeship

The L4 mammography apprenticeship is a 12 month course. On completion of the course you will be a qualified Mammography Associate (Associate Practitioner).

Mammography Associates work within multi-disciplinary teams within a hospital or in a community setting, undertaking mammography of individuals as part of a breast screening programme.

Individuals in this role will be technically skilled in operating specialised mammography equipment and be responsible for producing mammography images of consistently high quality to meet rigorous NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) standards.

This apprenticeship will provide you with an understanding of breast anatomy, physiology, and pathology, including clinical signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and you will be able to apply knowledge of ionising radiation regulations. You will be technically skilled in operating specialised mammography equipment and be responsible for monitoring equipment function and performance.

Minimum requirements to access a L4 Mammography Associate Apprenticeship:

  • Employed by a NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP)
  • GCSE grades A-C in Maths and English (equivalent to level 2 functional skills)

Click here to find out more about being a Mammography Associate, and meet some of the Radiographer Practitioners working in London.

To explore what opportunities are available to become a Mammography Associate in London, please contact us.

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