Patients & Visitors

Breast Unit

Meet the Team

Medical Staff

Administration Staff

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Clinical Trials Nurse

Healthcare Assistants

Lymphoedema Nurses

Radiographers

Clinical Psychologist


Medical Staff

Radiologists

Pathologist

 

Clinical Assistant

 

Surgeons

Oncologists

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Clinical Nurse Specialists

Breast Nurse Specialist

The Breast Care Nursing Team
(left to right) Irene, Cherry and Kate

There is always a breast clinical nurse specialist available in clinic and present when a patient is given their diagnosis.

Each patient has a named nurse specialist who supports them through their cancer journey. They also offer support to women with benign breast conditions.

The Team members are:

  • Irene Buckley
  • Cherry Miller
  • Kate Hope
  • Debbie Cole
  • Rachael Bolitho
Telephone: 01225 824057 (Monday – Friday 9-5)

The Breast Care Nursing team run specialist clinics on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays which deal with:

  • Prostheses fitting
  • Breast Inflation/Deflation(post reconstruction surgery)
  • Nipple and Areola Tattooing (post reconstruction surgery)
  • Management of Seroma
  • Complex Wound management

They liaise closely with other cancer and nursing specialists in both the RUH and in the community and provide specialist support to women with cancer.

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Healthcare Assistants

The unit is also staffed by Breast Healthcare Assistants who assist the medical and nursing staff in the breast unit clinics and diagnostics. They have all received breast specific training to support these very specialised surgical and imaging clinics.


The Breast Unit's Health Care Assistants

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Radiographers

The Radiography Team

There is a team of senior radiographers who are specialists in mammography. They are all very experienced and work closely with the radiologists, surgeons and clinical nurse specialists across all areas of the breast unit.

The lead radiographer is Alison Smith supported by her colleagues, Jane Hutchison, Katherine Knight, Gill Macey, Lesley Waring and Sue Porter.

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Administration Staff

The Breast Unit's Receptionists
Karen Ansell

Karen is responsible for the administrative and clerical services supporting patient activity in the unit, leading the team of receptionists and clerical officers.

Julie A Stevens

Julie is the Breast Unit's Sec/PA and amongst general secretarial duties she manages the collection and banking of Charitable Donation Funds. She is assisted by Giovanna Ryan (Assistant Secretary).

Our receptionists, pictured right and our clerical staff, are the first point of contact for patients. They are committed to giving a professional and friendly service to all patients.

They also undertake administration duties to support the effective running of the unit.

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Clinical Trials Nurse

Tania Allen

Tania Allen is a Research/Clinical trials nurse who is based in the Oncology and Haematology department, specialising in Breast Cancer and Lung clinical trials.

She and her team ensure that people who are involved in research studies have relevant information and support during and after treatment and the necessary follow up appointments.

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Lymphoedema Nurses

The lyphoedema nurse-led service supports and treats patients who have developed chronic swelling (oedema) in the tissues of the arm or breast which happens when lymph fluid cannot drain away. This can occur following surgery or radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

Lymphoedema Nurse Practitioner:

  • Kerry Sant

This team is based in Oncology Department.

Her contact details are:

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Clinical Psychologist

Mike Osborn

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