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Breast Screening

If you have been referred to the breast screening unit via the National Breast Screening Programme:

Breast imaging services we offer

South East London Breast Screening Service is part of the National NHS Breast Screening Programme. The aim of screening is to find breast cancers when they are small and can be treated more effectively.

There are two separate breast imaging services at King’s:
• GPs should refer symptomatic women to the Breast Care Clinic.
• well women (women without symptoms) are invited to the South East London Breast Screening Service.

How we will care for you

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

Watch the video below to find out more about the importance of attending breast screenings (please note, this was filmed during the COVID pandemic and some measures are no longer in place). Visit YouTube for translated versions of the video.

Improving breast cancer awareness in south east London

The South East London Cancer Alliance (SELCA) has worked with partners across south east London, including the Southwark Culture Health and Wellbeing Partnership, to encourage and support women from Black African communities to attend their breast cancer screening appointment.

Students from the London College of Communication created a series of thought-provoking animations, featuring the testimonials of Black African women living across Southwark. The films highlight the importance of breast awareness and screening as key routes to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer which can save lives. Watch the films and find out more information.

Preparing for your appointment

Call us on 020 3758 2024 or email [email protected] before your mammogram if you:

  • have breast implants
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you have any form of disability or additional needs please also call or email as above and we can ensure your needs are met through longer appointment times, accessibility to screening sites and additional support from staff.

South East London Breast Screening Service has more information about what to expect at your appointment.


Screening is carried out at our mobile units and static sites:

  • King’s College Hospital – Breast Radiology, Ground floor, Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 9RS
  • King’s College Hospital – Breast Screening, Camberwell Building, 104 Denmark Hill, SE5 8RX
  • Bromley Phoenix Centre, BR2 9JG
  • Sydenham Sainsbury’s, SE26 4PU
  • St Paul’s Cray Clinic, BR5 2RJ
  • Memorial Hospital, SE18 3RZ
  • Queen Mary’s Hospital, DA14 6LT

If you have any questions or you would like to know more, has further information and advice.

Contact Details

  • Breast Radiology appointments and queries email: [email protected] . This email address should only be used for breast radiology enquiries. If you are a GP or patient please contact the Breast Care unit on [email protected]
  • Breast Radiology appointments and queries tel: 020 3299 3380
  • Clinical nurse specialist: 020 3299 3615

Patient information leaflets

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There are two separate breast imaging services at King’s:

  • GPs should refer symptomatic women to the Breast Care Clinic.
  • well women are invited to the (South East London Breast Screening Service). We invite women aged 50-70, and some women aged between 47 and 49 years or 71 and 73 years old. Women aged 71 or over can also book a screening appointment. The screening service is described below.

Booking a patient at King’s

Routine Referrals

Women aged over 71 years old or over can book a screening mammogram by phoning 020 3758 2024.

All other eligible women will be sent an invitation to a screening.

Emergency Referrals

Not applicable – this is a screening service for well women.

Key Clinical Staff

Name Role
Dr Bhavna Batohi Consultant Radiologist
Mrs Gill Bowman Clinical Nurse Specialist- Breast Screening.
Dr Charlotte Longman Consultant
Mrs Viv Milnes Consultant Radiographer
Dr Juliet Morel Consultant Radiologist
Miss Janet Sedgwick Lead CNS Breast Screening
Dr Rema Wasan Consultant Radiologist