The Beds and Herts Breast Screening Service is part of the National Breast Screening Programme and provides a free breast screening service for well women aged between 50 and 70, serving residents in all of Bedfordshire and most of Hertfordshire. We aim to provide and promote an efficient and effective, high quality breast screening service, to all eligible women within a caring environment.
Breast screening aims to find breast cancer at an early stage, often before there are any symptoms. To do this, x-rays are taken of each breast (mammogram). Early detection may often mean simpler and more successful treatment. read more
This has been an exciting year for the service as all our mobile vans have been equipped with the latest digital equipment enabling us to offer the best possible service.
The breast screening service is contributing to a national trial extending the screening age to women between the ages of 47 and 73. At present those being invited in the new age groups are randomised into the trial but this will extend to all women in this age group by 2016.
The Beds & Herts Breast Screening Service is part of the Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. www.ldh.nhs.uk
For every 500 women screened 1 life will be saved
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.
*** PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR APPOINTMENTS FOR BEDFORD ARE VERY LIMITED. PLEASE TELEPHONE ONLY FOR ANY APPOINTMENT CHANGES ***
** PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO HIGH PUBLICITY, APPOINTMENTS FOR ALL OUR CLINICS ARE VERY LIMITED **
When will I be invited for breast screening?
The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Breast Screening Service invites around 60,000 women per year for screening. Screening is organised according to your GP practice. Once every three years your GP practice will be contacted and all women between the ages of 50 and 70 will be routinely invited.
view which GP Practices are inviting women in the next 3 months
Please note that due to the high publicity, appointments for all our clinics are very limited.
*** PLEASE TELEPHONE ONLY FOR ANY BEDFORD APPOINTMENT CHANGES ***
Be breast aware
Learn about breast awareness
Step-by-Step GuideDownload guide (multilingual)
What is 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 do we screen?
Screening takes place at a number of convenient places across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
Find out where we screen