Shropshire Breast Screening Programme

Shropshire Breast Screening Service

The Shropshire Breast Screening Service is part of the National Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) and invites around 23,000 local women for screening each year. We provide a free breast screening service for well women aged between 50 and 70, resident in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin..

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, an x-ray is taken of each breast (mammogram). Early detection may often mean simpler and more successful treatment.

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Make or Change an Appointment

If you have been invited to make an appointment or 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.

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Latest news

The Breast Screening Programme continues to invite women between the ages of 50 to 70. Women over the age of 71 can contact the screening office to request a routine mammogram.

We are sending open invitation letters to women who are due a mammogram asking them to contact the office to arrange an appointment. We strongly advise you to attend at this time. Covid-19 safety measures are in place when you attend including longer slots and intense cleaning between screening. This means a reduced capacity making availability more limited.

We are currently inviting the eligible women from the Oswestry area. Unfortunately,we will not be locating our mobile van at the RJ & AH this time but will be able to offer these women appointments at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. The Covid-19 pandemic has made a huge reduction in the amount of women that we can screen daily. Inviting these women to RSH will mean that we can obtain more appointment slots to be able to screen more women. We do appreciate that these women will have to travel slightly further for their mammogram.

Please do not forget to keep breast aware, if you do notice any abnormal changes, contact your local GP straight away. When you do attend hospital appointments please attend wearing an appropriate face covering.

Be Breast Aware

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Become familiar with your breasts and how they change.

Learn about breast awareness

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.

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Where We Screen

Where do we screen

We screen at various convenient places across the region.

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