Hereford & Worcester Breast Screening Programme
Hereford & Worcester

Hereford and Worcester Breast Screening Service

The Hereford and Worcester Breast Screening Service is part of the National Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) and invites over 40,000 local women for screening each year. We provide a free breast screening service for women aged between 50 and 70, who are residents in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Some women aged 47 to 49 or 71 to 73 will also be invited as part of a randomised control trial evaluating the effects of extending the age range for breast screening. If you are in these age ranges and do not receive an invitation you may contact us for an appointment.

We aim to provide and promote an efficient and effective, high quality breast screening service, to all eligible women within a caring environment.

Breast screening aims to find breast cancer at an early stage, often before there are any symptoms. To do this, x-rays of each breast are taken (mammograms). Early detection may often mean simpler and more successful treatment.

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Changing Your Appointment

If you already have an appointment, but would like to change it, we will be very happy to arrange this for you

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Invitation for breast screening

Invitation for Breast Screening

Screening is normally organised according to your GP practice. Once every three years your GP practice will be contacted and all women between the ages of 50 and 70 will be invited.

Find out more about when your practice is due