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Breast Screening During Covid-19 Update 

Please continue to attend your breast screening appointment during the new - Local Lockdown Restrictions.  If there are an changes we will update you on this page.

From 1st September you will be able to book your own breast screening appointment. You will receive a letter when you are eligible for an appointment, then you can book a day and time that is suitable to you. You can do this by contacting the screening service on: 0191 445 2554 or by clicking on the following link: Book or cancel your breast screening appointment 

Due to post Covid-19 requirements, we are temporarily unable to offer appointments at our mobile trailers. However, we will be able to offer appointments at alternative locations, at one of our static units. If this is inconvenient and you do not wish to attend an alternative location; please contact the breast screening service and let them know, so they can offer the appointment to someone else. You can do this by contacting the screening service on: 0191 445 2554 or by clicking on the following link: Book or cancel your breast screening appointment 

 

Coronavirus Covid-19 Symptoms

If you have any of the following symptoms please do not attend your appointment:

  • a high temperature - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

  • a new continuous cough - this means you've started coughing repeatedly

  • loss or change to your sense of taste and smell

For information about coronavirus click on this link https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

Book or cancel your breast screening appointment 

Where can I go for screening?

The Gateshead Breast Screening Unit is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. It covers Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Durham and Chester-le-Street.

The Gateshead Breast Screening Unit is part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme. Breast screening is currently offered at 3-yearly intervals to women aged from 50 up to their 71st birthday.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the UK with more than 50,000 diagnoses a year. It is important to find breast cancer early. We know that the sooner breast cancer is diagnosed, the better the outcome is likely to be for you.

If you are concerned about your breasts then you should contact your GP immediately.  Do not wait for a breast screening appointment. 

Register for a screening appointment text reminder

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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