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Date: 28 May 2022
Due to Coronavirus restrictions, please do not arrive earlier than your appointment time. We ask all patients to please wear a mask or face covering and to attend alone where possible to adhere to social distancing measures.
We advise anyone with suspected breast cancer symptoms to contact their G.P.
The Breast Screening Unit is situated in a purpose built unit on the St. Mary's site but separate from the main hospital. We carry out all breast imaging and procedures on the Island.
Direct telephone number 01983 534560
E mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephones lines are open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays, although we sometimes run evening clinics).
You can be referred to the unit in the following ways:
All women aged 50-71 are routinely called 3 yearly on the NHS Breast Screening Programme, provided they are registered with a G.P.
Information on screening will be sent with the appointment letter.
Women with implants can be screened, but if you are called, it is important to let us know beforehand so that we can send you some extra information.
Breast screening second stage (assessment clinic)
This clinic is for women who have recently been screened and have been called back for further imaging. Refer to related pages- Breast screening assessment clinic patient leaflet.
This is a clinic where we image women and men with breast symptoms who have been referred to us from their General Practitioner (GP). Refer to related pages -Breast clinic appointment following referral from your GP.
We have a dedicated team of breast consultants and specialist radiographers who carry out the following procedures;
You may have only one or any combination of the above procedures when you attend.
We work closely with the Breast Care Nurses and the breast surgeons and run combined clinics for patients with all types of breast problems.
Please see Frequently Asked Questions for further information.