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Breast screening register


Check the breast screening register or update your details

Use this service to check if your name is on the breast screening register or update your details (for example, your address).

Your details should already be on the register if you’re a woman between 50 and 68.

BreastCheck has a register of women eligible for screening. This information is given to us by the Department of Social Protection, General Medical Services and private health insurance providers.

If your name isn’t on the register, you can use this service to join the register. It usually takes about 5 minutes.

Check, update or join the register

Your personal information

We need to collect and store some of your personal information to help deliver our programme. This information includes your:

  • name
  • address
  • phone number
  • date of birth
  • PPS number
  • breast screening history

Your breast screening history can include any screening results you have had with us. It also includes any ultrasounds, treatments and biopsy results.

But if you have had a screening test as a private patient, we will not hold this information. We are also unable to access any information or results of tests you have had as a private patient.

How we use your information

We use your personal information to write to you. We will contact you when your next breast screening test is due or when your results are available.

Your medical records will be kept safe and secure. These will only be shared with your GP, your breast surgeon or other nominated healthcare professional.

We do this to make sure we have an accurate record of your screening history. We also do it to see if screening is effective in reducing the number of breast cancer deaths.

We may use your screening test sample in teaching, in reviews and audits. This is to help improve our programme.

We may also use your information to invite you to take part in research. You can choose to take part or not.

We won't use your details without your permission. We will never use your name in any reports, when teaching or in reviews or audits. Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), we keep your personal details and health records safe and confidential at all times. You will have full access to your personal information and breast screening records. You can request these from us at any time.

Related topic

Accessing your health records

Opt-out

You can opt out of the screening programme at any time by calling freephone 1800 45 45 55. If you change your mind at a later date you can simply ring again and ask to be put back on the list.

Page last reviewed: 15/05/2019
Next review due: 15/05/2022