Breast cancer screening process in Scotland to change after recent errors

Breast cancer screening process in Scotland to change after recent errors

May 24, 2022 by BBC News - Scotland

Key Facts

  • Image source, Science Photo Library NHS Scotland is to change the way women are called to breast cancer detection appointments after major recent errors in the screening programme.
  • The health board said in January that 369 women considered to have a higher risk of developing the disease may not have received appointments at the right time.
  • A major review of the programme in Scotland has made 17 recommendations to strengthen and improve services.
  • Dr Davies said the board represented "an exciting opportunity to ensure resilience and deliver a sustainable, more person-centred breast screening programme in Scotland".

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