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North Yorkshire Breast Screening Service

About the service

The York Teaching Hospital 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 3 yearly. 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 4 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,
YO31 8HE

Telephone: 01904 725591


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