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Women aged 70 to 79 - Information for women who may have missed an invitation to a screen

Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. This is because some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen, as part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme.

The Breast Screening Programme usually invites women to have a screen once every 3 years when aged between 50 and 70 (up to their 71st birthday). This means women will usually receive their final screen sometime between their 68th and 71st birthdays.

Most women can be reassured that they will have received their final invitation but there are some women, now aged 70 to 79, who have missed an invitation due to a problem that dates back to 2009.

All affected women registered with a GP will receive a letter by the end of May with further information.

A helpline is also available: 0800 169 2692.

For further information please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-screening/missed-invitations/.

Home Visits

Doctor's bag

For DAYTIME VISITS ONLY (08:00 – 18:30)

Our doctors typically see 4 patients in the practice in the time it takes to do a single home visit. For this reason, we ask our patients to come to the practice if at all possible. However, we can visit you at home if your condition means you cannot attend the practice.

To request a home visit, please telephone the surgery on 01778 579000, and select option 5. Please do not ask the doctor to call unless the patient is genuinely too ill to come to the surgery.

If you do require a home visit, please telephone before 10:30 and give as many details as possible to our secretary. This will enable the doctors to plan calls and deal with urgent visits promptly.

 
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