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Beds and Herts Breast Screening Service
Luton and Dunstable NHS Hospital


It is with regret but following careful consideration of the risks and benefits in light of the COVID-19 advice all the Routine Breast Screening is suspended until further notice.

If you have a routine appointment please do not attend and we will send you another appointment as soon as the service resumes.You do not need to call us at this stage.If you have any concerns please contact your GP.

If you have been called back for a second stage Assessment appointment at our Centre in Luton please still attend.

Please do not submit any requests to change appointments on the website at present as we will not be able to process this.


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

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Change your appointment


Please do not submit any requests to change appointments on the website form at present as we will not be able to process this.

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.

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



Fundraising is important to this service and provides an opportunity to improve, through charitable donations, the environment and experience for women using this service. Every donation is highly appreciated and we thank all of you who have kindly taken the time to do so.

Click here to find out more about our fundraising

Appointment reminder service

Please read about our new appointments reminder service.

Be breast aware

Be breast aware

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Step-by-Step Guide

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What is breast screening?

What is a Mammography

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?

Where do we screen?

Screening takes place at a number of convenient places across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
Find out where we screen

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