Following a pause to the Somerset Breast Screening Programme as a result of COVID-19, we are pleased to announce that the screening programme will recommence on Monday 13 July.
We would like to apologise to everybody for having to wait longer for your appointment. We recommend that you now attend your next scheduled appointment and want to assure you that we will have a range of measures in place to help protect you from coronavirus – further details of these measures will be sent to you with your appointment letter.
Because of the Coronavirus outbreak and in line with national guidance due to the large backlog of women needing screening, we have decided that for now, we will only screen women in the routine screening age (50 to their 71st birthday). This situation is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. There will be a small number of women outside of this group who will receive an invitation as we recommence the service as they would have received an appointment shortly after the suspension therefore we are honouring these appointments.
If you have any concerns about unusual changes to your breasts, please speak with your GP as soon as possible. They will be able to refer you for tests if necessary.
We diagnose, treat and support you if you have symptoms of breast cancer. We will see if your GP has referred you to us or you have been screened under the NHS breast screening programme. We provide benign and cancer breast surgery, including breast reconstructions. We also provide a breast cancer family history service within the breast screening programme.
We understand that any confirmed or suspected diagnosis of breast cancer can be very worrying but our team of doctors, nurses, support staff and volunteers are here to give you high quality, personalised care and support you every step of the way.
Please see our related pages for more information about all our services including weekly clinics, screening service and breast reconstruction.