You may be
aware NHS England have advised that some women in England did not receive
invitations for a final routine breast cancer screening between the ages of 68
and 71 between 2009 and 2018. All women affected will be contacted by Public
Health England by the end of May with an appointment date and time to attend a
relevant hospital for a breast screen.
Screening Programme usually invites women to have a screen once every three
years when aged between 50 and 70 (up to their 71st birthday). This
means women will usually receive their final screen sometime between their 68th
and 71st birthdays. Most women can be reassured that they will have
received their final invitation but there are some women, now aged between
70-79 years, who have missed an invitation as a result of a problem dating back
assured that The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will work closely with Public
Health England to make sure any women who are to have their screening with us
are seen in a timely manner. Further information can be found on the NHS
Choices website or you can call the national helpline on 0800 169 2692.