Breast screening: ceasing women's invitations

Procedures and reasons for removing women from the national breast screening invitation list.

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This publication explains the process of removing women from the NHS breast screening programme’s call/recall list.

It includes information about:

  • groups of women to cease from the programme
  • reducing GP paperwork
  • private mammography
Published 1 February 2004
Last updated 31 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. Withdrew document.
  2. First published.