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The Breast Care Unit provides services to patients with symptomatic breast disease, including breast cancer. The specialist breast multidisciplinary team includes surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and nurses. The team works together in order to ensure patients are seen and investigated promptly, and once diagnosed receive the highest-quality individually planned treatment and care.

  • The breast service includes:

    • Consultant-led triple assessment and review clinics
    • Prompt access to all required diagnostic services and treatments
    • A team of specialist breast care nurses who attend all the clinics and are available to answer patient queries or concerns directly. This includes one full-time Advanced Nurse Practitioner
    • Weekly multidisciplinary meetings, where each patient’s management plan is discussed and agreed
    • Direct referral service to specialist medical and radiation oncologists and breast reconstructive surgery
    • Access to a range of physical and psychological support services
    • Dedicated genetic risk assessment and counselling service
    • Full-time breast cancer data manager.


  • Before an appointment is scheduled, all referrals received in the Breast Care Unit are prioritised by a consultant breast surgeon based on clinical need. 

    Click here to view National Breast Cancer GP referral guidelines.

  • GP referrals can be sent via Healthlink

  • New Patient Appointments
    All patients referred by a GP or another consultant are seen promptly at the Breast Care Unit. A consultant surgeon prioritises all referrals based on clinical need and then appointments are allocated. Patients are notified of their appointment date and time either by post or by telephone.

    Return Patient Appointments
    Return appointments are made at the time of attendance at the clinic or by calling the Breast Care Unit. This also includes the Review Clinic, Oncology and ad-hoc Breast Cancer Family Risk Assessment Clinics.

Contact Details

Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

How to find us

Ground floor, main hospital building

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