Some patients will have heard on the national news that some ladies were not invited to the breast screening appointments that they should have had between their 68th and 71st birthdays.
The NHS Breast Screening Programme invites all women aged 50 to 70 for breast screening every 3 years. Because of a technical problem, the final invitation for some women was not sent. Public Health England have issued an apology for this.
Affected ladies will be invited for a catch-up breast screen and do not need to do anything now. Invitations will be sent week during the week commencing 14 May and will continue over the following weeks. All women affected who wish to have a breast screen will receive an appointment to take place before the end of October 2018.
Women who are concerned should telephone the dedicated helpline: 0800 169 2692.