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:
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.
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.