BREAST SCREENING 71 & OVER
To recover from their backlog, the NHS has highlighted some important changes implemented to their Breast Screening Programme (NHS BSP) for women 71 and over in lieu of the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak. With these implementations, services will only screen women in the routine screening ages 50 - 70 i.e. up to their 71st birthdays. Self referral screening beyond the age of 71 is currently not available for the foreseeable future.
If you have no symptoms and wish to book in an self referred appointment for your annual breast screening you can get in touch with our team directly at 0207 563 1234 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also walk in to our imaging department for your screening but please note, you are required to be registered with a NHS GP. GP information will be taken while you are booking your appointment.
Women aged 71 years old and above are at a higher chance of getting breast cancer than younger women as the risk only increses with age. 1 in 3 breast cancer cases are found in women over 71 years.
Fees & payments
We have set up special prices for NHS patients to help you get your screening done in a timely manner. You can avil of these prices by using the code: 108-NHS-aid
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Breast self check
It is so important to check and look for any unusual chnges in your breast. Early detection is key when it comes to fighting breast cancer.
Currently because of the backlog caused by COVID 19, breast screening has been suspended for women who are self referring for their mammograms and are 71 years and over. That is those women who are not currently a part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHS BSP)
The focus of the Age extension Trial that started in 2009, was to access the benefits and the risks involved by offering extra screening services for women aged 47-50 and 71-73 who were randomised to participate for the trial.
Due to the impact Covid-19 has had generally on the breast screening in the UK this trial has now been suspended as the NHS BSS is mainly focused on restorating their breast screening services.
You can self refer for your breast mammogram appointment with our imaging department. We will however require your GP details while booking your appointment.
We have put in place special prices for NHS patients who may be struggling with their breast screening appointments. To avail these prices, while booking do use our code 108-NHS-aid
These special prices are set for self pay patients.