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National Statistics
Publication, Part of

Breast Screening Programme, England 2018-19 [NS]

National statistics, Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations, Government Office Regions, Local Authorities, Regions, Breast Screening Unit
Date Range:
01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019


Women between the ages of 50 and 70 are invited for regular breast screening (every three years) under a national programme. Screening is intended to reduce mortality by detecting breast cancer at an early stage when there is a better chance of successful treatment.

This report presents information about the NHS Breast Screening Programme in England in 2018-19 and includes data on women invited for breast screening, coverage, uptake of invitations, outcomes of screening and cancers detected.

The publication also features an online interactive dashboard to complement the existing publication resources.

Key Facts

Image for infographic 2.23 million women screened
2.23 million women screened

(aged 45+)

Image for infographic 71.1% of women took up their invitation
71.1% of women took up their invitation

(aged 50-70)

Image for infographic 19,558 women had cancers detected
19,558 women had cancers detected

(aged 45+)

Image for infographic Interactive dashboard
Interactive dashboard


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Last edited: 13 January 2021 8:45 am