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Women aged 70 to 79 - Information for women who may have missed an invitation to a screen

Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. This is because some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen, as part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme.

The Breast Screening Programme usually invites women to have a screen once every 3 years when aged between 50 and 70 (up to their 71st birthday). This means women will usually receive their final screen sometime between their 68th and 71st birthdays.

Most women can be reassured that they will have received their final invitation but there are some women, now aged 70 to 79, who have missed an invitation due to a problem that dates back to 2009.

All affected women registered with a GP will receive a letter by the end of May with further information.

A helpline is also available: 0800 169 2692.

For further information please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-screening/missed-invitations/.

Accessing Medicines Out of Hours

If you run out of your medicines outside of the Dispensary normal opening hours and need some urgently, there are a few ways to get an emergency supply quickly, including if you're away from home.

You can use the NHS Pharmacy Service Search , call NHS 111 , goto your nearest NHS Walk-in Centre or, if it's a real emergency, goto your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) unit .

For more information visit the NHS Choices website accessing medicines out of hours .

 
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