The Breast Unit is run by a multidisciplinary team:
- Three Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeons
- A Nurse Consultant
- Two Advance Nurse Practitioners
- Two Consultant Oncologists
- Two consultant Breast Pathologists
- Six consultant Breast Radiologists
- Three breast radiographers
- Five Breast Clinical Nurse Specialist
- A Surgical Care Practitioner
Our excellent imaging equipment includes two digital mammography units, two high-frequency ultrasound machines – with capability for vacuum biopsy in addition to standard core biopsy – plus radiological expertise in the reporting of breast MRI.
Our comprehensive services include on-site testing facilities that can give the results of biopsies within 24 hours.
We’re one of the busiest breast units in the region and we treat about 280 new breast cancers each year.
Our unit treats the full range of benign and malignant breast conditions and provides a full range of surgical procedures
Our five breast care nurse specialists support patients through the diagnostic and different treatment pathways. They also facilitate Nurse Led Clinics: pre-op care, Holistic Needs Assessments, breast cancer treatment-related lymphoedema, , and micro-pigmentation to nipple and areola clinics.
The surgical care practitioner assists the consultant oncoplastic breast surgeons in the operating theatres, Facilitates clinics in: wound care, diagnostic invasive procedures and pre-op care for benign procedures and provides high-quality care to breast surgical patients.
Medical oncology services are provided in partnership with the Royal Marsden. Clinics and chemotherapy are delivered at our site, with radiotherapy provided at the Royal Marsden’s Chelsea or Sutton locations.
We run one-stop clinics, joint oncology clinics, and follow-up clinics. Additionally, we offer Open Access Follow-Up (OAFU) for most of the patients who have completed their hospital treatment.
Two week wait (2WW) (suspected cancer referrals) should be made via ERS.
If you are having trouble making a 2WW referral, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Routine and urgent referrals (non-2WW), should be made via ERS.
Outpatients services are delivered in the Sir William Rous Unit at Kingston Hospital:
- Breast One-Stop clinics take place Monday-Friday
- Follow up clinics take place Monday and Wednesday
- Open Access clinics take place on Monday-Thursday (excluding Wednesdays)
- The service runs a day surgery list on Tuesday mornings and two all-day Main Theatre lists on Thursdays
Female patients requiring a post-operative inpatient stay are admitted to Isabella Ward, which is a female-only ward.