Breast screening: set and maintain round length

Procedures to ensure the interval between breast screening and invitation for the next screen is 36 months for all eligible women.


Achieving and maintaining the 36 month round length

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The time interval between screening and invitation is the round length.

This publication sets out guidelines for breast screening services to meet a 36 month round length.

It includes information about:

  • building a new screening plan
  • maintaining the time interval
  • reasons the target round length gets missed
Published 1 May 2008
Last updated 9 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated to take account of the Breast Screening Select system, the call/recall function administered by screening services.
  2. First published.