IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING NHS BREAST SCREENING

NHS BREAST SCREENING PROGRAMME INCIDENT

'' Following an investigation started in January 2018, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England (NHSE) identified that in some instances women were not being invited in for their final breast screening which is due between their 68th and 71st birthday. Data has been analysed back to 2009 and an estimated 206,000 women on a GP register in England, now aged 70-79 years, will receive a letter. Those aged up to 72 years will be sent a catch up screening invitation. Women aged 72 years and above will be offered the opportunity for a screening appointment. Routine breast screening will be unaffected and most women in these age groups will still have received their final screen'' 

 

IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED, PLEASE CALL THE HELPLINE TELEPHONE NUMBER 0800 169 2692 

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