Breast Screening - Breast screening saves around 1,300 lives each year in the UK.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and treatment is most effective when found and diagnosed early. The NHS breast screening programme aims to detect breast cancer at a very early stage. If you are aged between 50 and 70 years old and registered with a North Tyneside GP practice you will receive a routine breast screening invitation when it's your turn.
If you are concerned about changes with your breasts, do not wait for your screening appointment and seek advice from your GP straight away.
You can find out more about breast screening online here. To make or change your appointment once you have received a letter from the Breast Screening Service, call 0191 282 0202. You will not be able to make an appointment before you have been invited by letter.
Bowel Screening - If you are experiencing unusual bowel symptoms then you can make an appointment to see a GP or Physicians Associate where you may be offered Bowel screening. Additionally, if you are 60-74 years of age you will be offered routine screening by post. More details on this scheme can be found at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bowel-cancer-screening/
Cervical Screening - If you would like to book your 3 or 5 year cervical screening then please contact reception on 0191 257 1779 who will book you in to one of our dedicated Nurse Smear Clinics.
Alternatively, there are also appointments available for Smears on evenings and weekends at the North Shields Hub which can also be arranged if it's more convenient.