We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
Provide Breast Imaging for both the National Breast Screening Programme and the Symptomatic Breast Service
The East Lancashire Breast Screening Service is part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme providing free breast screening every three years for all women within the eligible age range. We aim to provide an efficient and high quality breast screening service to all the eligible women within our region whilst maintaining a high standard of quality of care. The NHS Breast Screening Programme is subject to monitoring by the Quality Assurance Reference Centre (QARC), also ensuring rigorous quality assurance standards are maintained.
Currently our programme invites more than 89,000 women from East Lancashire during a three year period for breast screening. To enable women to be screened closer to home, breast screening is carried out at a number of sites across the region either within our mobile unit or in the base unit at Burnley General Hospital.
The aim of breast screening is to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage, often before the woman is aware of any problem. Early detection may often mean simpler and more successful treatment.
Provide a wide range of breast imaging and interventions for both men and women referred from their GP to the One Stop Breast Clinic with breast symptoms or concerns. All patients are offered an appointment within 2 weeks of GP referral they will see a breast specialist and any breast imaging required will be done on the same day. Clinics run every weekday morning except bank holidays
Women from GP practices are invited for breast screening on a 3 yearly rolling programme. When a GP Practice is due to be screened eligible women registered with the practice will automatically receive an invitation letter.
Symptomatic Breast Service
Both men and women are referred by an ELHT breast specialist working in the One Stop or Review breast clinic
Takes place at our base at Burnley general Hospital or on our mobile van which visits site at, Clitheroe, Haslingdon, Rawtenstall, Waterfoot, Padiham. Burnley, Blackburn, Longridge, Accrington, Darwen & Barnoldswick
Breast Imaging Department, Edith Watson Building, Area 3 Level 3, Burnley General Hospital, Casterton Ave, Burnley BB10 2PQ
Liz Read – Breast Imaging Manager
Appointments – 01282 805301/2/3
Appointments – 01282 805305
Breast Care Nurses - 01282 804779
Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
Mobile breast screening location timetable
We have information leaflets in many different languages for non-english speaking women.
Women who have breast Implants can still have a mammogram but the radiographer needs to be inform beforehand.
We advise that women refrain from using talcum powder, deodorant or body lotion prior to the appointment.