Cancer Screening

New Prostate Cancer Self-Referral Service based at University Hospital Southampton

Doctors at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) have launched a new self-referral service for men who have symptoms of prostate cancer or are at higher risk of developing it. No prior GP appointment needed.

Men can self-refer to UHS by emailing where they will receive an automated response with information and a prostate cancer risk assessment questionnaire. If they wish to proceed to testing they can request an appointment for a PSA test and nurse-led urinary assessment.

For further information please click on this link:

Bowel Cancer Screening

All men and women in England are invited to take part in bowel cancer screening every 2 years from age 60 - 75. This is done by being sent a stool test kit in the post.

There are plans over the next few years to reduce the age of bowel cancer screening to 50.

If you're aged 75 or over, you can ask for a screening test by calling the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.

Please click on this link for more information about bowel cancer screening.

Breast Cancer Screening

All Women in the UK are invited every 3 years for breast cancer screening between the ages of 50 - 70.

Please click on this link for more information about breast cancer screening.

You will not be automatically invited for breast cancer screening after you turn 71; however you can still request to have breast cancer screening by contacting your local breast screening unit or calling 01962 824841.


Please click here to download a PDF about what happens at a breast clinic.


Women age 30 and over with a breast lump or breast symptom

From Wednesday 4th August Stockbridge Surgery will be part of a 12 week pilot for women with breast lumps or other breast symptoms such as breast pain or nipple discharge.

This is part of the right patient, right time, right place NHS initiative.

You will not need to see or speak with a GP. You can self refer directly by calling 0300 123 0769 Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm.

You should be contacted the same day by a specially trained breast nurse who will take a history and then plan your onwards care. This may include direct booking into a breast clinic at the hospital, a GP appointment or advice and reassurance with a follow up call in a few weeks.

Please see the below information leaflets for more information:

Breast lump and symptoms service poster

Breast lump and symptoms service important information

Cervical Cancer Screening

All Women in the UK are invited for cervical cancer screening every 3 years between the ages of 25 - 50 and then every 5 years between the ages 50 - 65.

Please click on this link for more information about cervical cancer screening.