South West London Breast Screening Programme
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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 a 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.

Read more about breast screening

Language Options

Information about breast screening is also available in other languages, please select the language you require from the list below.
Bengali - step by step guide    Farsi - step by step guide    French - step by step guide    Greek - step by step guide    Hindi - step by step guide   Polish - step by step guide    Somali - step by step guide    Tamil - step by step guide    Turkish - step by step guide

A short guide to breast health is also available in other languages.

Change your appointment

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.

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.

Change your appointment

Text Reminder Service

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

We are now able to send a text reminder shortly before your appointment.

Sign up for our text reminder service

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

Click here for old news.

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