Guidance

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

GPs should 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 the screening quality assurance service and breast screening units to meet training needs of staff working in the breast screening programme.

South East London National Breast Screening Training Centre

South East London National Breast Screening Training Centre

King's College Hospital
Denmark Hill
London
SE5 9RS

Telephone 020 3299 3870

The Jarvis Breast Centre Education and Training Centre

The Jarvis Breast Centre Education and Training Centre

Sherril Spencer, Education Programme Lead
The Jarvis Breast Centre
Education and training department
60 Stoughton Road
Guildford
GU1 1LJ

Email sherril.spencer@inhealthgroup.com

Telephone 01483 402629

St George’s National Breast Education Centre

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

Email claire.borrelli@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Telephone 020 8725 1534

Nottingham International Breast Education Centre

Nottingham International Breast Education Centre

City Hospital
Hucknall Road
Nottingham
NG5 1PB

Telephone 0115 969 1169 ext 59030 or 59031

University of Salford (in conjunction with the Nightingale Centre)

University of Salford

Claire Mercer, Programme Leader
Allerton Building
Frederick Road
Salford
M6 6PU

Email c.e.mercer@salford.ac.uk

Telephone 0161 295 3865

University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Imelda Marshall, breast imaging lead
Division of Biomedical Imaging
Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
School of Medicine
Worsley Building
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT

Email I.M.Marshall@leeds.ac.uk

Telephone 0113 3431817

National Breast Imaging Academy

National Breast Imaging Academy

Nightingale Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Southmoor Road
Manchester
M23 9LT

Email breastacademy@mft.nhs.uk

Telephone 0161 291 4469

Education and training: all programmes

Published 8 December 2017
Last updated 17 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added contact details for National Breast Imaging Academy training centre.

  2. Updated contact details for the South East London Centre and the Jarvis Breast Centre.

  3. Updated contact details for the University of Salford training service.

  4. First published.