Breast Screening Services in England

Breast Screening Saves Lives

The NHS offers free breast cancer screening every 3 years for all women aged 50 and over. Research shows that breast screening saves lives; over 1400 lives are saved through early detection each year. *

If you wish to know more, find the screening unit that provides breast-screening mammography for your area by clicking on the map below or links opposite.


Map Gateshead Greater Manchester East Cheshire and Stockport West Midlands Bed and Herts Bristol & Avon London Surret and North East Hampshire

* The World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded that mammography screening for breast cancer reduces mortality. The IARC working group, comprising 24 experts from 11 countries, evaluated all the available evidence on breast screening and determined that there is a 35 per cent reduction in mortality from breast cancer among screened women aged 50 - 69 years old. This means that out of every 500 women screened, one life will be saved. 7th Handbook on Cancer Prevention, IARC, Lyons 2002


Below is a directory of some of the services in England. If your area is not listed, please visit the NHS Breast Screening Programme for more information.