Routine breast screening appointments temporarily postponed
Nationally, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, breast screening services have had to be temporarily postponed. All our patients should have now received a letter informing them of this, and we will publish updates when this changes.
We apologise for this pause in our usual services at this unprecedented time, but encourage everyone to remain breast aware and to check themselves during the pandemic.
Click here for NHS guidance about how to check your own breasts.
If you find any changes in your breast that aren't normal for you, or have any concerns, please call your GP as soon as possible.
Breast screening is offered as part of the NHS breast screening programme either at the hospital or one of our mobile sites. The site you are called to for screening will be the one nearest to your GP surgery, but we can always accommodate you at another site if that would be more convenient. Our mobile breast screening unit visits Newmarket, Sudbury, Mildenhall, Rickinghall, Thetford and Haverhill.
Every woman between the ages of 50 to 71 years old should receive an invitation for routine breast screening once every 3 years. If you are over the age of 71 you may also ask us directly for a screen once every 3 years; it's free and as age is a risk factor in developing breast cancer we would encourage you to continue to come to regular screening.
We offer extended appointment service for disabled women or those with learning disabilities: do call us to book an appropriate appointment.
We also offer additional screening for those women who have a proven BRCA gene mutation via the genetics service referral at Addenbrookes.
Contact the team
Outpatient appointment enquiries: 01284 713713
Breast screening appointment enquiries: 01284 712880
Breast screening reception: 01284 713941
Breast care nurse: 01284 713281
Consultant radiologist: Dr Emma Senior (director of screening)
Consultant radiologist: Dr Sonja Jovanoska
Consultant radiographer: Ann Hills. Kathryn Taylor
Superintendent radiographer: Samantha Newton
Deputy superintendent: Rebecca Watson
Advanced practitioner: Lisa Chadwick
Assistant practitioner: Abigail Macintosh, Nemonee Stone
Radiographer: Sally Leggett
Radiographer: Lesley Rowlands
Radiographer: Michelle Fountain
Radiographer: Joanne Horrocks
Radiographer: Rachel Bates
The breast screening department is located off the main corridor to the right-hand side of the hospital past the outpatient department. Follow directions for wards G4/G5 continue through the corridor past the diabetes centre on your right until you get to the junction for wards G4/G6. Turn left, follow the corridor for ward G4, the breast screening departmept is situated half way along that corridor on the left-hand side, signposted as Lady Elsie Robson Unit.
The information produced on this webpage is in compliance with the national information published on screening for local NHS websites. Please follow the links provided for national guidance on all forms of screening, including breast screening.
If you are worried about breast cancer symptoms, such as a lump or area of thickened tissue in a breast, don't wait to be offered screening; please see your GP in the first instance. They will advise if a referral is needed to one of our symptomatic breast clinics.
The links below provide guidance and useful information on various aspects of breast cancer:
NHS breast screening programme
Breast screening information leaflets
Breast cancer now