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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.

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Attached Staff

The Ultrasound Team

The Deepings Practice has successfully provided community based Ultrasound Scanning for over 20 years. The current team is led by a Specialist Ultrasound Radiologist with many years experience within this modality. The team also comprises an Ultrasound Service Lead and Consultant Sonographer specialising in musculoskeletal and head & neck ultrasound.

The remainder of the team is made up of advanced ultrasound practitioners who are qualified to perform ultrasound. In addition many have further areas of expertise within ultrasound such as paediatric scanning, ultrasound contrast, musculoskeletal and head & neck.

The team is committed to providing a high quality patient focused service within a local centre with the added benefit of the availability of a large multidisciplinary team for advice if required.

The Community Team

Community Clerk is available via a direct line on 01778 579010, Monday – Friday from 09:00 to 16:00. Counsellors are available to provide in-house counselling and this can be arranged in consultation with your GP.

Health Visitors and District Nurses can be contacted via the Community Clerk between 09:00-16:00 weekdays. There is a well baby clinic on Thursday between 10:00 and 11:30. This is a nursery nurse led clinic. If you have other health related questions then you should consider calling the health visitors initially, who can book a formal appointment. You may phone on 01778 579010.

Midwives provide ante-natal clinics at the Health Centre. Please ask the Community Clerk for more details.

School Nurses take over from the health visitor when a child starts school, providing a link between school, home and the Primary Health Care Team. She will offer regular health checks to your child with your consent and will always be willing to discuss any concerns and queries with you.

Podiatrists provide appointments as necessary and can be made via your GP or the Community Clerk.

Physiotherapy is available and referral to this service can only be made by your GP or other Health Care Professional.

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