NHS BREAST SCREENING PROGRAMME – NATIONAL SCREENING OFFER TO WOMEN AGED 70-79 YEARS WHO HAVE MISSED A FINAL SCREEN
You may be aware of the recent media coverage following the announcement from Public Health England and NHS England whom identified that in some instances women were not being invited for their final breast screening appointment between their 68th and 71st birthdays.
The NHS Breast Screening Programme invites all women aged 50 to 70 for breast screening every 3 years.
You may receive a letter in the post inviting you for a catch-up breast screen and do not need to do anything now.
Invitations to women who are registered with a GP practice in England will be sent week commencing 14 May 2018 and will continue over the following weeks. All women affected who wish to have a breast screen will receive an appointment to take place before the end of October 2018.
If you have changed address or GP or have any concerns then please call the Free Helpline on: 0800 169 2692
There is also information at www.nhs.uk