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North Yorkshire Breast Screening Service

About the service

The Trust Breast Imaging Unit provides the base site for the North Yorkshire Breast Screening Service which covers the region, It is also the centre for the provision of a comprehensive symptomatic breast service to the population of York, providing one stop and follow up services, as well as some outreach clinics at Scarborough Hospital.

The North Yorkshire Breast Screening Service is part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme and provides breast screening to a population of around 131,000 women in North Yorkshire eligible for breast screening every three years.  In addition women assessed at a very high risk of developing breast cancer have yearly breast screening following the national breast screening protocol.  Further information on this is available at the Public Health England Website.

Breast Screening in North Yorkshire is provided on four mobile mammography units which cover over 24 locations around the county and one static unit situated in York with further investigations undertaken at the Breast Imaging department in York.

The North Yorkshire Breast Screening service and symptomatic breast imaging services are housed in a purpose built unit within the Magnolia Centre at York Teaching Hospital which integrates imaging and outpatient services plus the multidisciplinary breast team for twice weekly meetings.


Information you will receive with your Breast Screeening apppointment

Information you will receive if a second stage screening appointment is required

  • Appointment letter
  • Second stage screening leaflet
  • Directions

Useful information

Breast Screening leaflets:


Contact details

The Breast Imaging Unit, 
The York Hospital,
Wigginton Road,
York
YO31 8HE

Telephone: 01904 725591

Email: NorthYorkshire.BreastScreeningService@YORK.NHS.UK

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Blood taking, York Hospital

Due to COVID-19, from Monday 6 April the Phlebotomy service at York Hospital outpatient department will be closed until further notice.

We will continue to offer a blood taking services for patients who have urgent bloods requests only, at the nearby Nuffield Hospital. The urgency will have been identified during your medical appointment. Please access the Nuffield Hospital via the main reception and from there you will be directed to Phlebotomy. Please take a seat and wait to be called.

Patients who have routine blood test for yearly check-ups should not attend. Instead, please contact your GP to request an appointment at the GP surgery for your bloods to be taken.


Maternity services

If you are due to have a baby, please visit our website for up to date information about maternity services at this time https://bit.ly/39ANleP


Haematology and Oncology services

With effect from Monday 6 April there will be temporary changes to the Haematology and Oncology services at Scarborough and York Hospital.  These decision have been made on the grounds of patient safety in the current coronavirus pandemic.  Find out more here.


Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.


Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.