Screening services

Breast screening has now resumed

We are pleased to confirm that breast screening has now resumed in Sheffield.  Women whose appointments were cancelled or paused due to the Covid-19 outbreak will be invited to a screening appointment first. Breast screening self-referrals for women over the age of 70 years have also been resumed.

Some other eligible women may have had a delay in receiving an appointment due to the pause in screening. Please be assured that we will contact you in the near future to arrange an appointment.

If  you have any concerns about changes in your breasts please speak to your GP for further advice.

We have taken extra precautions against COVID-19 to keep you and our staff safe. The measures include less people in the department at any one time, social distancing information and signage to help keep people 2m apart, staff wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and additional cleaning and sanitising measures being carried out regularly.

 When attending your screening appointment please follow the instructions below:

  • Please wear a face covering when coming onto the hospital site and when attending your appointment.
  • Wash or gel your hands before coming into the reception area. Please do not wear disposable gloves.
  • Please attend your appointment alone and do not bring anyone with you, unless absolutely essential.
  • Please do not arrive earlier than your appointment time. This is because we can only have a certain amount of people in the clinic space at one time.
  • We are operating a one way system through the department, please follow the arrows.

Please DO NOT attend if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • a new persistent cough and/or
  • a fever (temperature of 37.8 degrees or higher)
  • loss or alteration of smell or taste.
  • flu-like symptoms such as fever and any of the following: cough, sore throat, limb/joint pain, headache

If you have any of these symptoms, please follow the Government guidelines and ensure you self isolate and request a test immediately by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ or ringing 119.

If you are unable to attend your breast screening appointment for any reason please contact the department to cancel or rearrange as soon as possible after receiving this letter. This will help us to reuse the appointment.   

Telephone: 0114 271 1920          Email: sht-tr.breastscreening@nhs.net

Cervical screening services back up and running

Cervical screening services have now resumed at GP surgeries and where appropriate here at the hospital. If you are invited to attend for a screening or another type of appointment please do attend. We have put measures in place to limit the risk from COVID-19 and your safety is the priority for our staff at all times. If our services are affected by further lockdown measures announced nationally or locally we will update this website as soon as possible.