Breast screening: education and training

Training and continuing professional development (CPD) for people working in the NHS breast screening programme (BSP) in England.

This guide sets out education and training resources available to healthcare professionals working in the NHS breast screening programme (BSP).


E-learning for GPs

Complete the British Medical Journal’s breast cancer screening in the NHS module to learn about:

  • how to advise women who are worried about breast cancer
  • what information to give women
  • how to advise women who have questions about the NHS breast screening programme

Physicians: video learning modules

Watch 4 medical animations for health professionals showing the:

  • anatomy of the breast
  • development and treatment of breast cancer

Training centres

There are 7 designated training centres in England which provide specialist training for staff working in breast screening.

The training centres work closely with quality assurance directors and breast screening units to meet training needs of staff working in the breast screening programme.

South East London National Breast Screening Training Centre

King's College Hospital,
Denmark Hill,
London SE5 9RS
Tel: 020 7346 3870

The Jarvis Breast Centre Education and Training Centre

Yasmeen Malik, education manager
The Jarvis Breast Centre
Education and training department
60 Stoughton Road
Guliford GU1 1LJ
Tel: 01483402629

St George’s National Breast Education Centre

Claire Borrelli, head of education and clinical training
The Rose Centre
St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Perimeter Road
London SW17 0QT
Tel: 0208 725 1534

Nottingham International Breast Education Centre

City Hospital,
Hucknall Road,
Nottingham NG5 1PB
Tel: 0115 969 1169 ext 59030 or 59031

Greater Manchester Breast Screening Training Unit

Nightingale Centre and Genesis Prevention Centre,
Wythenshawe Hospital,
Southmoor Road,
Manchester M23 9LT
Tel: 0161 291 4468

University of Salford

Allerton Building
Frederick Road
M6 6PU

University of Leeds

Division of Biomedical Imaging
Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
School of Medicine
Worsley Building
University of Leeds

Education and training: all programmes

Read and download education and training resources for all screening programmes including the screening timeline and events.

Health Knowledge: screening overview

The interactive learning on screening available from Health Knowledge is helpful for new and non clinical staff or those returning after a long period absent.

Published 8 December 2017