London Breast Screening

Working for London's NHS Breast Screening Programme

The NHS Breast Screening Programme aims to detect cancer in women between the ages of 50 to 70 through early detection.

Nationally the programme screens over 2 million women annually and diagnoses about 16,500 cancers. This number is expected to rise by 2026.

London's NHS Breast Screening Programme are looking for qualified Radiographer Practitioners, to come and work with them to support in identifying breast cancers earlier and facilitate better outcomes for the female population of London.

Would you like a career in breast screening?

Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference in people lives, be at the cutting edge of medical technology, and also work flexibly? Then a career in breast screening may be for you.

By undertaking high quality breast imaging/mammograms, you will be detecting breast cancers at an earlier stage. This will lead to reduced mortality rates and better outcomes for individuals.

Why London?

The London NHS Breast Screening Programme prides itself on:

Personal Development

Supporting staff of all levels with personal development by enabling access to advanced practice training.

Staff Wellbeing

Has developed additional, bespoke occupational health / health and wellbeing offers for staff to promote a healthy, happy workforce.


Leading the way into the future of breast screening in all areas including training and technology.

Opportunities in our London service locations

How to join the breast screening team

A career in breast screening could come via two separate pathways, a qualified Radiographer taking a Pg certificate qualification or via the Mammography Associate Apprenticeship route. Both pathways lead to a qualification in Mammography.

About joining the team Enquire about vacancies

Breast Screening training in London

Training and education are delivered via the national breast screening training centres, partner universities and colleges, and in house training from your colleagues within the breast screening service you are employed by.

About training opportunities Enquire about training

London Breast Screening Communications Toolkit

This downloadable toolkit provides information and resources for NHS staff, charities and voluntary organisations at local and regional level to work together to support improvement projects and to increase uptake across the capital. It aims to bring together current resources from various organisations to help the London breast screening system to promote the programme to both clients and healthcare professionals.

Download the Communications Toolkit