Welcome to The South East London Breast Screening Service
The South East London Breast Screening Service is part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme. It provides breast screening for women from the age of 50, in the areas covered by Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich (PCTs). From 2009, we have been taking part in a pilot in the Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark and Bromley areas where we are extending the age range of those invited to include some women aged 47 to 49 years and some aged 71 to 73 years.
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.
Read more about breast screening
For Every 500 Women Screened 1 Life Will Be Saved
Information about breast screening is also available in other languages. Please select your language from the list below to see an overview in your selected language. You can also download the relevant guide.
Changing Your Appointment
If you already have an appointment, but would like to change it, just complete the change your appointment form and we will rearrange it for you.Change your appointment
Invitation for Breast Screening
The South East London Breast Screening Service invites over 70,000 women per year for screening. Screening is organised according to your GP practice or your postcode depending upon where you live. Once every three years you will receive an invitation letter in the post. All women between 50 and 70 will be routinely invited.View more details here
** SERVICE PROBLEM **
Due to technical issues we will be forced to cancel all SCREENING appointments from 15th April 2015 up to and including 20th April. We will be contacting you to offer you a new appointment and are very sorry for any problems that this may cause. Please note that all appointments for those recalled for assessment will take place as scheduled.
Be Breast Aware
Become familiar with your breasts and how they change.Learn about breast awareness
Understand what's involved in having a breast x-ray (mammogram).Download the guide (multilingual)
About Breast Screening
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 East London.Find out where we screen