The Breast Centre at the Great Western Hospital hosts Wiltshire Breast Screening Service and provides a symptomatic clinic service, for women who are referred by their GP for breast problems.

The Breast Centre offers a number of services, including routine breast screening in Wiltshire in our mobile screening units.

We also run a symptomatic breast service, as referred to by local GP’s. If you have any symptoms or are worried about your breasts in any way, please immediately contact your GP and they may be able to reassure you. Alternatively, they may feel that it is necessary to refer you to our Breast Clinic for some tests and a consultation.

What to expect

If you visit our Breast Centre, you will see the consultant, who will take your history and discuss your concerns with you.

You will be given a breast examination and, if necessary, a mammogram and an ultrasound.

It may be possible to give a diagnosis at this appointment, but if a needle test (biopsy) is required then you will be given another appointment to return to the department for the results.

Breast screening

The NHS Breast screening service provides free breast screening every three years to women aged 50-70 years old.

Wiltshire Breast Screening is based at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon and serves the women of screening age living in Wiltshire who are registered with a GP north of the A303.

Our area covers Marlborough and Ludgershall in the east; Warminster and Westbury in the south; Bradford-on-Avon and Corsham in the west; and Malmesbury and Swindon (including Highworth, and surrounding villages) in the north (please see Locations below).

The Wiltshire Breast Screening services invite approximately 32,000 women to be screened each year of those approximately 25,000 women per year attend.

This is approximately 75% of all those who are invited.

Find out more about Breast screening, in the video below.

Locations

The Breast Centre is located on the ground floor of the Great Western Hospital, near the west entrance. Please see Floor plans

Screening is also carried out at various other locations - please see Wiltshire breast screening locations.

Contact 

For general enquiries, please e-mail whc.wilts.bss@nhs.net or call 01793 604036.

Breast Care Nurses: 01793 604340.