Breast screening


Breast screening during COVID-19 pandemic

Please note that breast screening appointments are deemed as essential activity and therefore exempt from restrictions on movements imposed in tier four areas.

Breast screening is important in preventing and detecting breast cancer. It offers a significant opportunity for early detection which increases the chances of recovery and reduces the need for aggressive treatments like chemotherapy.

Breast screening units across London have put much in place to reduce the risk of Covid-19 to keep you safe. Access to screening services is also easier as you can have your appointment on days and times of your own choosing.

For further information and guidance on essential activities, visit

North London Breast Screening Service

The North London Breast Screening Service (NLBSS) is part of the National Breast Screening Programme and is one of the largest breast screening services in England. NLBSS provides a free breast screening service for women aged between 50 and 70, resident within Barnet, Brent, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow and West Hertfordshire. We aim to provide and promote an efficient and effective, high quality breast screening service, to all eligible women within a caring environment. Breast screening using full field digital mammography aims to find breast cancer at an early stage, often before there are any symptoms. Early detection may often mean simpler and more successful treatment.  Breast screening takes place at Edgware Hospital and the Forest Road static site, as well as at further multiple sites using five breast screening mobile units. The service is hosted on the Edgware Community hospitals site where assessment clinics also takes place. 

For more information on this service please visit the North London Breast Screening Service website.

Booking an appointment

To book an appointment you can call: 020 3758 2024. You can also book your appointment online by clicking here

If you experience any difficulties reaching us, please email:, providing details of your enquiry and contact details.

Public Health England helpline

PHE have set up a free helpline for women. If you:

  • have been diagnosed with breast cancer at any time since you were 71 years old
  • have changed address or GP
  • would like further information

Please call the free helpline on: 0800 169 2692.

For further information please visit the Public Health England website


Do you have an appointment?

Find your ward

  • Edgware Community Hospital

    Deansbrook House

    Deansbrook Road
    HA8 9BA

    Tel: 020 8951 4045

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