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PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS MORE THAN 6 WEEKS IN ADVANCE

This appointment request form is ONLY for:

a) Women who have received a NHS Breast Screening Programme appointment and need to change the time, date or location. 

b) Women who have missed an NHS Breast Screening appointment and would like to request a new appointment. 

c) Women aged 73 or over who would like to request an appointment.

IMPORTANT: Women under the age of 47 will not be sent a appointment if they submit this request form. If you are concerned about any breast symptoms please make an appointment to see your GP as soon as possible and your GP will refer you to the appropriate clinic if necessary.

 

Please note that whilst we try to offer a wide range of dates and times we do not screen on every day at each location. We will try to book you an appointment as near as possible to the dates and times requeste

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The NHS Breast Screening Programme began in 1988. It aims to invite all women aged 50 - 70 years for breast screening once every three years. Nationally the programme screens 1.3 million women each year and diagnoses about 10,000 breast cancers annually. The screening programme also offers women over 70 a free breast screen every three years. These women will not be sent an invitation but are encouraged to call the unit to make an appointment that suits them.

The aim of breast screening is to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage, often before the woman is aware of any problem. Early detection may mean simpler and more successful treatment. Scientific evidence shows that regular breast screening, between the ages of 50 - 70 years, reduces the death rate from breast cancer. Currently the NHS Breast Screening Programme saves an estimated 1400 lives each year in England.

Breast screening for the Warrington, Halton and St Helens area is managed from the screening office in the Kendrick wing, Warrington Hospital. Breast screening in the region began in 1991 and we currently invite more than 70,000 women from the region for breast screening.

To enable women to be screened closer to home, breast screening is carried out at a number of sites across the region.

The NHS Breast Screening Programme is subject to monitoring by the Quality Assurance Reference Centre.(QARC). It ensures rigorous quality assurance standards are maintained.