Public Health England and NHS England have become aware of an issue with the NHS Breast Screening Programme, which has led to some women not being invited for their final screen between their 68th and 71st birthday.
This is now resolved and NHSE and PHE have taken the decision to offer a re-screen for women that have been affected.
The advice from Public Health England (PHE) is as follows:
- PHE is writing to all women that have been affected by this issue. All women registered with a GP will receive this letter by the end of May outlining the next steps.
- All women affected who would like an appointment will be offered one by the end of October 2018.
- Women who have had breast cancer before and are concerned will be able to access specialist clinical support provided by cancer charities.
- A helpline is available if you believe you are affected, or if you want further information - 0800 169 2692.
For more information, please see the NHS England website here.