The team is made up of a group of dedicated healthcare professionals with specific skills in managing and treating breast symptoms and disease.
Our breast surgeons are specially-trained doctors who provide surgical treatment to patients with breast disease. If you have a new breast problem, your GP will refer you to a breast surgeon for assessment of your symptoms.
Breast surgeons carry out operations to remove breast cancer and breast reconstruction.
Telephone contacts: 01274-365844 or 365734 or 365063.
Mr Rick Linforth – Consultant Breast Surgeon
Mr Mohammed Salhab – Consultant Breast Surgeon and Clinical Lead
Miss Catherine Tait – Associate Breast Specialist Surgeon and Multi-Disciplinary Team Lead
Consultant plastic surgeon
Our plastic surgeon has specific skills in providing breast reconstruction after preventative breast cancer surgery and following treatment for breast cancer.
Mr Andrew Williams – Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Consultant breast radiologists
These specially-trained doctors interpret x-rays, mammograms and special scans from which a diagnosis is made. They are also experts in carrying out diagnostic tests.
Dr Gemma Smith – Consultant Radiologist and Director of Breast Screening Services
Dr Paul Burrows – Consultant Radiologist
Dr Anne Marie Wason – Consultant Radiologist
Dr Dalibor Grucic – Consultant Radiologist
Dr Shazia Khan – Consultant Radiologist
Dr Simon Dennis – Consultant Radiologist
Our team of professionals are skilled in performing breast x-rays (mammograms) and breast ultrasound, and use specialised equipment to produce images which help diagnose breast disease.
Mrs Leah Richardson – Acting Superintendent of Breast Screening Services
Mrs Sarah Alexander – Deputy Superintendent of Breast Screening Services
These doctors are experts in looking at cancer cells under a microscope and working out how they might behave to guide decisions on treatment.
Dr Pauline Carder – Consultant Histopathologist
Dr Julian Ostrowski – Consultant Histopathologist
These doctors specialise in delivering non-surgical treatments for breast cancer including chemotherapy and hormone therapy.
Dr Chris Bradley – Consultant Medical Oncologist
Dr Shazza Rehman – Consultant Medical Oncologist
A clinical oncologist specialises particularly in x-ray-based treatment for breast cancer (radiotherapy) and may also have experience in chemotherapy and hormone therapy.
Dr Emma Thomas – Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Breast care nurse specialists
Our breast care nurse specialists are experts in the care and support of patients with breast problems.
They provide essential information to help you understand your treatment and will support you during your future treatment.
Our nurses will also advise you on practical issues and help with problems associated with your treatment. They can also talk to other members of the multi-disciplinary team on your behalf if you wish, and will guide you through your continuing follow-up care.
Mrs Mandy Blackburn – Breast Care Nurse Specialist
Mrs Kathryn Kitchen – Breast Care Nurse Specialist
Mrs Sakina Iqbal – Breast Clinical Nurse Specialist
Mrs Lorraine Newton – Breast Care Nurse Specialist
Breast screening nurse specialist
Mrs Kathryn Hodgson – Breast Screening Nurse Specialist
Breast care co-ordinator
This is a professional who seeks to improve the communication of patients with their named clinical nurse specialist and were possible advice and support with non-nursing enquiries.
The breast care co-ordinator has a special interest in the prosthetic service and can assist with enquiries relating to the booking of breast prosthetics and issues relating to orders placed and deliveries.
She has undertaken additional training in bra and prosthetic fitting enabling her to assist patients who cannot attend the weekly timetabled prosthesis clinic sessions.
Mrs Sandra Stewart
Breast clinical research nurse
This nurse identifies patients who are eligible for research studies, provides patients and their families with information about research, co-ordinates treatment and supports patients whilst they are taking part.
Mrs Helen Robertshaw