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North London Breast Screening Programme
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Welcome to The North London Breast Screening Service

The North London Breast Screening Service (NLBSS) is part of the National Breast Screening Programme and is one of the largest breast screening services in England. NLBSS provides a free breast screening service for women aged between 50 and 70, resident within Barnet, Brent, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow and West Hertfordshire.

From June 2011, we will be extending the age range of those invited to include some women aged 47 to 49 years and some aged 71 to 73 years. 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, an x-ray is taken of each breast (mammogram). Early detection may often mean simpler and more successful treatment.

Read more about breast screening

For Every 500 Women Screened 1 Life Will Be Saved

Language Options

Information about breast screening is also available in other languages. Please select your language from the list below to see an overview in your selected language. You can also download the relevant guide.

Bengali - step by step guide    Farsi - step by step guide    French - step by step guide    Greek - step by step guide    Hindi - step by step guide   Polish - step by step guide    Somali - step by step guide    Tamil - step by step guide    Turkish - step by step guide

Change your appointment

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.

Change your appointment

Invitation for breast screening

Invitation for Breast Screening

The North London Breast Screening Service invites over 55,000 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 eligible women will be invited.

View which GP Practices are inviting women and when


Step-by-Step Guide

step by step guide

Understand what's involved in having a breast x-ray (mammogram).

Download the guide (multilingual)

About 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 We Screen

Where do we screen

We screen at various convenient places across North London.

Find out where we screen

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