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NHS Breast Screening Programme, England 2021-22

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NHS Breast Screening Programme, England 2021-22

Data tables updated to correct table 15

Excel data tables have been updated to correct an error in table 15.
In the original publication the standardised detection ratio (SDR) figures for prevalence were incorrect and did not account for the updated ratios that were implemented from April 2021 onwards. Following the correction, at England level, the prevalent SDR value has changed from 1.55 to 1.29.
The SDR figures for incidence were unaffected. SDR figures for both prevalence and incidence were correct in the accompanying CSVs.

14 March 2023 13:00 PM


NHS Breast Screening Programme, England 2021-22

Key findings 2021-22

2.20 million women screened (aged 45+)

85.5% increase from the previous year (1.19 million in 2020-21)

3.17 million women invited in 2021-22 (ages 50-<71)

80.9% increase on previous year (1.75 million in 2020-21)

62.3% of women took up their invitation (aged 50-<71)

0.6 percentage point increase on the previous year (61.8% in 2020-21)

20,152 women had cancers detected through screening (aged 45+)

9.2 cases per 1,000 women screened in 2021-22. This compares to 10,813 cancers detected in 2020-21 (a rate of 9.1 per 1,000 screened in 2020-21).

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Last edited: 15 March 2023 3:28 pm