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
The Age X trial has now ceased. For further information please read the details on the NHS Cancer Screening report

Women over 70

Due to the restoration of the breast screening programme after COVID 19 we are currently unable to offer women over 71 a breast screening appointment.

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

Be Breast Aware

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.

Learn more about screening

Where We Screen

Where do we screen

We screen at various convenient places across the region.

Find out where we screen