Leeds Breast Screening Service
Women aged 50 – 70 are being invited for Breast Screening.
If you are aged 50-70 you will automatically receive an invitation so it is important that we have your current address at the surgery.
If you are over 70 and would like an appointment, please contact the Screening Office on: 0113 2063816
If you are unsure about whether or not you would like an Breast Screening appointment, click here to be redirected to the NHS Breast Screening Information Booklet.
Where to go for Screening?
Patients from Ireland Wood and New Croft Surgery can attend the following units for Breast Screening
Wharfedale Hospital, Otley
Known as Otley Ladies
Newall Carr Road
Screening Ends December 2015
Holt Park, Leeds
Known as Holt Park Ladies
Please contact Leeds Breast Screening Service for more details: Tel 0113 206 3816
Screening Ends February 2016
St James’ Hospital
St James’ University Hospital
Screening is available throughout the year
Wheelchair and/or other physical restrictions?
A Mobile Unit may not be suitable but screening is still possible in most cases. The main screening office at Seacroft is available Monday – Friday 8.15am – 5.15pm for any enquiries you may have. The numbers to call are:
In addition to the standard screening programme, a research trial is also taking place to assess the benefits and risks of screening women slightly younger than 50 and older than 70. About half of the women aged 47-49 and half aged 71-73 in this area will be sent letters inviting them for screening and giving them information about the trial.
You can discuss breast screening with your doctor. If you are aged 47-49 or over 70, and would like to opt out of the trial, or if you have not been invited but would like to be screened while the team is in the area, please contact the Screening office on the telephone number above.
More information about screening and the trial can be found at: www.cancerscreening.nhs.net