Breast Screening


Welcome. Healthtalk, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. This information is based on qualitative research into patient experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford.

We are very grateful for all the help and support we have received in producing this module.


Advisory Panel

Ann McPherson
Medical Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Bernadette Phelan
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Diana Jupp
Assistant Director of Services, Breast Cancer Care
Diana Passmore
Superintendent Radiologist, North London Breast Screening Services
Dr Mike Michell
Radiologist, Kings College Hospital
Geraldine Leydon
Sociologist, School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Hazel Thornton
Breast Screening Respondent
Julie Evans
Senior Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Kieran Horgan
Hon. Secretary, Association of Breast Surgery
Miriam Courts
Superintendent Radiographer, North London Breast Screening Services
Nazira Visram
Breast Screening Respondent
Richard Winder
NHS Cancer Screening Programme
Samantha Calder
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Special thanks:
We would like to thank the NHS Breast Screening Programme, especially Jacquie Jenkins and TJ Day, for their continuing help in updating the site.

Supported by:
NHS Breast Screening Programme

Grant holders:
Sue Ziebland
Ann McPherson


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