Information for your appointment
For both the Breast Screening Programme and Symptomatic Service
Please phone 01493 452885 if you would like to change an appointment that has been sent to you or if you are over 70 and would like to make an appointment for screening.
If you miss a screening appointment you do not have to wait 3 years before you are invited again. Please ring the number above and we can make another appointment.
Changing rooms and gowns
We do not routinely change women into gowns prior to being called in for a screening mammogram. It is useful if you are wearing a top which is easy to take off with either a skirt or trousers.
For appointments where we have called you back, or a surgeon has sent you, changing rooms and gowns are provided within breast outpatients (Broadland Suite) and the department. Our reception staff will advise you on which articles of clothing you need to remove and will provide you with a gown to wear during your procedure. However, if you prefer you are welcome to bring your own dressing gown
Please do not wear any spray deodorant although wearing roll-on is fine.
Consent and Chaperones
Verbal consent for any procedure will be requested prior to your examination taking place. In some specific cases written consent will also be gained from you. These consent forms will be explained to you before you are required to sign.
All patients within the JPUH have a right to a chaperone being present whilst undergoing an examination. Chaperones will always maintain your privacy and dignity. If you are having an intimate examination a chaperone will automatically be provided.
Staffing in the Department
Consultant Radiologist -Doctors who have spent a further five years training in this speciality. Each Radiologist has their own interest and speciality which provides a beneficial service to the hospital.
Advanced Practitioners / Consultant Radiographers - These radiographers can undertake radiology work without a radiologist. They can specialise in stereotactic procedures, ultrasound and / or read films
Mammographer – Female radiographers who have also completed a higher level of education and training to Post Graduate level specialising in imaging of the breast. If you wish to speak to a radiographer about your appointment you may ring 01493 452885
Assistant Practitioner – This team of female only staff also undertake mammograms and assist radiologists and radiographers with procedures.
Administrative Team – Our staff ensure that you receive your appointments, results and answer your telephone enquiries.
Breast Care Nurses – Specialist nurses in breast cancer care. If you wish to speak to a nurse prior to your appointment please ring 01493 452447. There is a nurse available in assessment clinics.