No single body has sole responsibility for overseeing the national provision of high-risk breast screening. Provision of high-risk breast cancer screening services is currently the responsibility of National Health Service trusts, at a local level.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has produced guidance on caring for people with a family history of breast, ovarian or other related (prostate or pancreatic) cancer. In addition, the NHS Breast Screening Programme has published protocols for providers on the surveillance of women at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. This document can be viewed at the following link:
As part of a wider screening improvement programme and following publication of the vision for screening as set out in ‘Advancing our Health: Prevention in the 2020s’, the department, NHS England and Public Health England are considering how to better integrate targeted screening in high-risk groups with our current approach to population screening.