West Midlands Breast Screening Programme Breast Screening Programme
West Midlands Breast Screening Programme

Who we screen

Women aged 50 - 70

All women between 50 and 70 years who are registered with a GP are eligible for screening. A list is compiled from GP records, so it is important to make sure your details are correct.

The invitation is sent out automatically, so there is no need to phone and make your own appointment. All women will receive their first invitation for a mammogram sometime between their 50th and 53rd birthdays.

We invite doctor’s practices for screening in turn, so women will not necessarily get their invitation in the year that they turn 50. As long as you are registered with a GP, you will receive an invitation before your 53rd birthday.

Women aged 47 to 49 and 71 to 73

This screening service is participating in the age extension trial. This means that around half of the women aged 47 to 49 and 71 to 73 years of age will be selected at random to receive a screening invitation. For more information about the age extension please read the details on the NHS Cancer Screening website.

Women over 70

Women aged over 70 do not automatically get an invitation, but are welcome to come for Breast screening. They are encouraged to make their own appointment by contacting the breast screening service.

Please remember that anyone of any age with concerns about their breasts should contact their GP immediately.