South West London Breast Screening Programme
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The South West London Breast Screening Service is part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme. It provides breast screening for women from the age of 50, on behalf of primary care services for Croydon, Kingston, Richmond, Sutton & Merton and Wandsworth.

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.available in other languages. Please select your language from

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Breast screening saves 1,300 lives a year in the UK

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Information about breast screening is also the list below to download the relevant guide. Translation help is also vailable. If you need the help of a translator please phone 020 8725 2724 to request this. You are welcome to bring a female friend or family member to translate for you.

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Invitation for breast screening

Invitation for Breast Screening

The South West London Breast Screening Service invites over 150,000 women per year for screening. Screening is 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 routinely invited. As part of a trial, the Breast Screening Service is randomly selecting half the women aged 47 to 49 and half the women aged 71 to 73 and inviting them for screening. Please see the link below for more information.

What is the age extension about?

View which GP Practices are inviting women in the next 3 months

Recall to assessment Clinic

Sometimes we need more detail about an area we have seen on your mammogram before we can decide on a result. If this is the case you will receive an appointment to attend our assessment clinic at the Rose Centre, St Georges Hospital. An assessment appointment may also be needed if you reported a symptom or change in your breast at the time you came for screening. This additional appointment is part of routine screening and for most women invited back, nothing of concern will be found. Any women invited to an assessment clinic will be able to speak to a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) if they want more information before attending: contact us.

For information on the location of the Rose Centre, St Georges Hospital, Tooting, please see(map).

For further information on what happens at this appointment, go to Further Tests


The Rose Centre

What is a Mammography

The Rose Centre opened in 2011. This modern facility provides Breast Screening for women local to St.Georges Hospital. The centre is also a diagnostic centre for all women screened in South West London. Having been formerly based at the Duchess of Kent Unit for many years it was a welcome move to this site.

Step-by-Step Guide

step by step guide

Understand what's involved in having a breast x-ray (mammogram).

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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

We screen at various convenient places across South West London.

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