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North London Breast Screening Programme
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Screening appointments

If you are between 50 and 70 years old, or part of the age extension pilot (47 to 49 years or 71 to 73 years) you will receive an appointment once every three years, inviting you to have a breast screening mammogram. We invite over 60,000 women per year for screening in North London and West Hertfordshire. You do not have to contact us to make an appointment, we will ensure that you receive your invitation at the appropriate time. The screening programme also offers women over 70 a free breast screen every three years. Women over 70, who are not included in the age extension pilot, will not be sent an invitation but are encouraged to call the unit to make an appointment that suits them.

If you would like to know when you are likely to be invited you can look at the screening schedule If it has been over three years since your last breast screening appointment then please contact us.

We have a range of different locations where you can be screened and a range of appointment dates and times. We try to invite you to a screening clinic that is convenient for most women in your GP practice but we appreciate that this may not always suit you. Find out more about our screening locations.

When you receive your invitation letter you will see that we have already allocated you a specific screening location, appointment date and time. If you find this appointment inconvenient then please complete the appointment request form so we can arrange an alternative location, date or time.

Please be aware the care of any children or adults cannot be facilitated during your breast screening or assessment appointment.


Step-by-Step Guide

step by step guide

Understand what's involved in having a breast x-ray (mammogram).

Download the guide (multilingual)

About Breast Screening

What is a Mammography

Breast Screening (Mammography) is an x-ray examination of the breasts and is a method of finding breast cancer at a very early stage.

Learn more about screening

Where We Screen

Where do we screen

We screen at various convenient places across North London.

Find out where we screen

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