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Screening Appointments

Breast Screening Department

If you are between 50 and 70 years old you will receive an appointment once every three years, inviting you to have a breast screening mammogram.

We invite around 30,000 women per year for screening in Wigan and South Lancashire.

You do not have to contact us to make an appointment; we will ensure that you receive your invitation at the appropriate time. The screening programme also offers women over 70 a free breast screen every three years. Women over 70 will not be sent an invitation but are encouraged to call the unit to make an appointment that suits them.

If you would like to know whether you will be invited soon you can look at the screening schedule If it has been over three years since your last breast screening appointment then please contact us.

We have a range of different locations where you can be screened and a range of appointment dates and times. We try to invite you to a screening clinic that is convenient for most women in your GP practice but we appreciate that this may not always suit you:

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When you receive your invitation letter you will see that we have already allocated you a specific screening location, appointment date and time. If you find this appointment inconvenient then please complete the reverse side of the letter so we can arrange an alternative location, date or time.

Changing Your Appointment

Your appointment time, date or location can be changed if this is not convenient for you.  If you would like to discuss the re-scheduling of your appointment please telephone us on 01942 774752/3 or e-mail at BSUAppointments@wwl.nhs.uk.

Text Message Reminders

If we hold a mobile telephone number for you in our records, we will send you a free text message approximately one week before your appointment is due. The text will also offer the option for you, if necessary, to request a cancellation or rearrangement of the appointment.

If you would like to be included in this FREE reminder service, please contact us to ensure we have your up-to-date mobile number on file.

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