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Breast screening services

Breast screening services in the UK are supported by NHS Digital who provide the software to manage the call and recall of women who are eligible for breast screening.

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If you’re looking for more information on breast cancer screening visit the NHS.UK website.

Breast screening in England

Breast Screening Select

Women in England are called and recalled for screening using Breast Screening Select (BSS), a browser-based application.

Using BSS you can flag subjects as potentially being at a higher risk from breast cancer, add episodes to a subject's screening history, or cease subjects from the system. You can also produce reports, view contact lists and customise parameters for your local breast screening office.

BSS downloads

BS Data User Certificate Form (Read only access) SIRO or IAO
BS Data User Certificate Form SIRO or IAO
PHE BS Select Read Only (SQAS National and Regional) Data User Certificate

Data user revocation form for cancer screening system

Breast Screening Information System

Breast Screening Information System (BSIS) is a browser-based application, available via Open Exeter (NHS network access required), that allows authorised users to:

  • upload radiology and KC62 annual returns data
  • produce reports for both radiology and KC62 returns
  • add, view and edit film readers
  • review any issues with uploaded KC62 returns data

The KC62 is a national statistical mandatory return that all breast screening units in England are required to undertake on an annual basis.

BSIS downloads

BSIS data user certificate - SQAS PHE
BSIS data user certificate - BSO
Data user revocation form for cancer screening systems

Breast screening in Northern Ireland and Wales

Women in Northern Ireland and Wales who are eligible for breast screening are selected using the National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) breast screening system.

The NHAIS Breast Screening System allows you to:

  • manage the call/recall process for eligible women
  • print invitation letters
  • record a woman's attendance at a screening clinic

The system also contains functions for reporting and statistical analysis.

Download the Breast Screening User Reference Manual.

Contact details

Contact details

Contact the Exeter helpdesk by emailing or by calling 0300 303 4034.

Last edited: 13 May 2019 4:18 pm