Show Summary Details
Page of

The National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) 

The National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP)
The National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP)

James Harvey

, Sue Down

, Rachel Bright-Thomas

, John Winstanley

, and Hugh Bishop

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 03 July 2022

The National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP). This chapter begins with a history of breast screening and the principles of the screening programme before describing its evolution including current development. The organisation of screening units in the NHS is included and an introduction to the Quality Assurance process required by each of the specialties involved in the programme. The chapter then takes readers through a patient journey of the screening process and what to expect at each stage. The final module discusses the current controversies in breast screening. The outcomes of a recent independent review (October 2012) are included, along with an outline of future developments planned for the screening programme and useful web links.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.