Breast screening: ceasing women's invitations

This publication was withdrawn on 31 August 2016

This document is no longer in use. Read Cancer screening: informed consent for current guidance.

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


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