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Extended appointment time clinic

Read our guide below about our extended appointment time clinic.

You can also download a PDF version of this patient information by following the link on the right.

About your appointment

You’ve been offered an appointment at our extended appointment time clinic.

Extended appointments allow more time to get any additional images we may need and to cater for your specific needs.

Your appointment may be at one of our mobile units.

For those with mobility issues or who find climbing stairs difficult, you can access our mobile screening unit by a lift.

What should I wear?

We suggest that you wear separates on the day of your appointment as it may be easier for you to undress.

How long will the appointment take?

You should allow around 45 minutes for this appointment.

When you arrive

If your appointment is at one of our mobile units and you need to access the lift, ring the bell to the right of the raised platform.

We don’t allow motorised mobility scooters on the lift as they’re too heavy.

If you’re using hospital transport to travel to your appointment, call us as we might need to change this appointment.

There are no toilet facilities on the mobile unit.

When will I get the results?

You’ll get a letter with your breast screening results within 2 weeks of your appointment. We’ll also send your results to your GP.

Breast changes

If you know how your breasts normally look and feel, it’s more likely you’ll spot any changes that could be signs of breast cancer.

Look out for:

  • a lump or thickening in the breast
  • a swelling or lump in the armpit
  • a nipple change, for example, pulled back into the breast, changed shape or a rash that makes the nipple look red and scaly
  • blood or another fluid coming from the nipple
  • a change in how the breast feels or looks, for example,  it may feel heavy, warm or uneven, or the skin may look dimpled
  • a change in the size and shape of the breast
  • pain or discomfort in the breast or armpit.

Scan this QR code below to find out more about breast cancer signs and symptoms and how to check your breasts.

How can I help reduce healthcare associated infections?

Infection prevention and control is important to the wellbeing of our patients so we have procedures in place. Keeping your hands clean is an effective way of preventing the spread of infections.

You, and anyone visiting you, must use the hand sanitiser available at the entrance to every ward before coming in and after you leave. You may need to wash your hands at the sink using soap and water. Hand sanitisers are not suitable for dealing with patients who have symptoms of diarrhoea.

More help or advice

Contact our patient advice and liaison service (PALS) on 01296 316042 or

About our patient information

We aim to make the information as up to date and accurate as possible, but please note that it’s subject to change. You must always check specific advice on any concerns you may have with your doctor.

Contact us

Breast Unit
Breast Care Nurses
Breast Unit

01494 323300

Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 4.30pm.

Breast Care Nurses

01494 426109 / 01494 426228