Screening appointments

If you are between 50 and 70 years old, you will receive a letter once every three years, inviting you to have a breast screening mammogram. You do not have to contact us, we will ensure that you receive your invitation at the appropriate time. From your 71st birthday we will not automatically invite you and you can request screening every 3 years by contacting your local breast screening unit. As the risk of breast cancer does not stop at 71, please consider the importance of continuing with your breast screening.

Please note due to COVID-19, there are restrictions in place. Please do not arrive any earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment and you will not be able to bring anyone else unless you require a formal carer.

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus) – a new, continuous cough and/or a high temperature and/ or loss of taste or smell – please do not come in for your appointment. Visit for advice on next steps. Please then call 01582 497599 to let them know.

IMPORTANT: If you have any concerns about changes to your breasts, please speak with your GP as soon as possible. Please do not wait for an appointment with the screening service.

We have a range of different locations where we can offer you a breast screening mammogram. If, following your mammogram you are invited for an assessment appointment your appointment will be available only at the Beds & Herts Breast Screening Centre in Luton. Find out more about our screening locations.

When you receive your invitation letter if we have already allocated you a specific screening location, appointment date and time you can request a change using the appointment request form. If your letter invites you to contact us to make an appointment then you may also use this form to select your preferred location, date and time. You may only use this form if you have received a letter inviting you to make/change an appointment because we are not able to accept self-referrals at this time.


IMPORTANT: If you are concerned about your breasts, please make an appointment to see your GP as soon as possible. Please do not make an appointment with the screening service.

What safety measures are in place for when I attend my screening appointment?
  • We have reduced the number of women booked into a clinic
  • Social distancing is maintained
  • Clinical team to wear the correct PPE whilst undertaking the screening procedure
  • Women to wear masks at all times during their appointment
  • Equipment cleaned down after every appointment
Manage your appointment

If you have been sent an appointment but would like to change it, we will be very happy to arrange this for you.

Change or cancel your appointment

Where we screen

We screen at various convenient places across the region.

Where we screen


Our mobile vans are open with some restrictions in place.

COVID-19 policy


We have a selection of answers to frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)