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 is currently being extended to some women aged 47-73 as part of a nationwide randomised age extension trial.

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. A national randomised age trial for some women aged 47-50 and 70-73 has been suspended due to coronavirus.

We are also unable to screen women aged over 71 at the present time, due to coronavirus. If you have any symptoms please contact your GP.

Results will be sent in the post within two weeks.

Women with any breast symptoms are encouraged to contact their GP as soon as possible – do not wait for a Well Woman screening invite. Your GP will then refer you to the appropriate clinic, where you may have further tests and receive the results at that visit.

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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.

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.

Please note: Well Woman breast screening has been temporarily suspended due to coronavirus. Some parts of the service may have a delayed restart. 

Who we are

Getting here and contacting us

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

Other contact details are:

Opening times

Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00


Please see the AccessAble pages on Pennine Breast Services at St Luke’s Hospital.

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