South West London Breast Screening Programme
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Who we screen

Women aged 50 - 70

All women between 50 and 70 years who are registered with a GP are eligible for screening. A list is compiled from GP records, so it is important to make sure your details are correct.

The invitation is sent out automatically, so there is no need to phone and make your own appointment. All women will receive their first invitation for a mammogram sometime between their 50th and 53rd birthdays.

We invite doctor’s practices for screening in turn, so women will not necessarily get their invitation in the year that they turn 50. As long as you are registered with a GP, you will receive an invitation before your 53rd birthday.

Women over 70

If you are over 70 you are still at risk of breast cancer. Although you will no longer automatically receive screening invitations after you are 70, you can still have breast screening every 3 years. Women over 70 are encouraged to make their own appointment by contacting the breast screening service.

Age Extension Trial

As part of a national 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.

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Please remember that anyone of any age with concerns about their breasts should contact their GP practice without delay.    

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).

Download the guide (multilingual)

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.

Learn more about screening

Where We Screen

We screen at various convenient places across South West London.

Find out where we screen


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