What we do

Pennine Breast Screening

Pennine Breast Screening serves a population of approximately 202,000 women from Bradford, Airedale, Calderdale, Dewsbury, and Huddersfield.

Women are invited for a mammogram (breast x-ray) from 50-70 years of age. A first invite will be received within three years of a woman’s 50th birthday. This means you will receive one invite before you are 53 years of age. The age extension trial, which had extended Well Woman breast screening to some women aged 47-50 and 71-73 years has now ended.

Women will be invited to one of our mobile breast screening units travelling across our region or to St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford.

Women may be required to attend one of our clinics based at St Luke’s Hospital for further assessment. Pennine Breast Screening also undertakes the MRI surveillance of women with a higher risk of breast cancer.

Referral pathways

All women aged between 50 and 70 registered with a GP will receive an automatic invitation, in the post, once every three years.

We are unable to screen women aged over 71 at the present time. Please remain aware of your own normal and if you notice or feel any changes, please contact your GP for a referral to your local breast clinic as soon as possible. This action is for everyone, both male and female, no matter their age.

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Symptomatic Breast Imaging

The Symptomatic Breast Imaging service compromises of five one-stop breast clinics per week, where women with a breast complaint may be referred by their GP.

Women will then be assessed by a consultant breast surgeon. Experienced radiographers and advanced practitioners will perform a mammogram and breast ultrasound as required, which will be interpreted by a consultant radiologist.

There is also the opportunity to discuss any issues with our dedicated breast care nurse specialists.

Annual mammographic follow-up imaging of women who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer is also undertaken by the Symptomatic Breast Imaging Services.

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Interested in joining our team?

Our talented and compassionate staff care for a diverse population, making Bradford a special place to work. Choosing the right people is key to our success. If you think you’ve got what it takes, please contact us by email at careers@bthft.nhs.uk to discover more about our latest opportunities.

Pennine Breast Services and Coronavirus

Please watch the short film below to see what we are doing differently to protect you and our staff in these challenging times.

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Getting here and contacting us

The service is located in the Pennine Suite, Area 8 at St Luke’s Hospital.

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Opening times

Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00


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