Welcome to The West of London Breast Screening Service
The West of London Breast Screening Service is part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme. We provide services to women registered with GPs in Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.
Breast screening is a way of detecting breast cancer early, when it is too small for you or your doctor to see or feel. It involves a female radiographer taking x-rays, called mammograms, of the breasts. Early detection of breast cancer often means simpler and more successful treatment. It is estimated that breast screening saves the lives of 1,300 women in the UK every year.
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Information about breast screening is also available in other languages, please select the language you require from the list below.
A short guide to breast health is also available in other languages.
Changing Your Appointment
If you already have an appointment, but would like to change it, just complete the on-line form and we will rearrange it for you. Please note that each screening site runs a Saturday morning clinic approximately once a month. We also offer early evening appointments at Charing Cross Hospital once a week.Change your appointment
Demand for breast screening is high. Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to change your appointment or if you will not be attending, so that we can offer it to someone else.
Text Reminder Service
We are now able to send a text reminder shortly before your appointment. You can give us your mobile phone number in the following ways:
- By completing the short online form. Click here to open the online form
- By telephoning 020 3311 1288 and leaving your name, address, ECX number (this can be found in the top left-hand corner of your invitation letter) and mobile number on the voicemail service.
If we have screened you in the past, we may already have a mobile number for you. If you have changed your number or if you do not want to receive a reminder, please also complete the online form Click here to open the online form
or call us on 020 3311 1288. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you are happy to receive a text reminder from us on the mobile number we have for you.
Introducing our Text Reminder Service
Pioneering study at Charing Cross Hospital
A new clinical research study is currently taking place in the breast screening assessment clinic at Charing Cross Hospital.Click here for details
Breast screening age extension trial
A new leaflet has recently been published about the breast screening age extension trial that is currently taking place.Click here to download the leaflet
Informed Choice about Cancer Screening
Informed Choice about Cancer Screening has developed a new approach to information about cancer screening in England. It aims to provide people with what they need to make their own decision about whether or not to have cancer screening.For more information click here.
Independent review into breast screening
In October 2012, an independent review into the effectiveness of the NHS Breast Screening Programme published its findings.Find out more here
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