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Information for health professionals

For urgent clinical queries during a standard working week (Monday- Friday 0830 – 1700).

Emergency out of hours cover

Emergency out of hours cover is provided by the Acute General Surgical Team via the acute surgical unit according to the Breast emergency care pathway.

During standard working hours the second on call consultant or senior breast surgeon can be contacted via switch board for advice and guidance by referring clinicians.

The referral letter must include

  • NHS number
  • brief history of presenting condition
  • referring GP
  • list of current medication and co-morbidity
  • family history of breast cancer
  • past history of breast disease
  • menopausal status.

Best practice diagnostic guidelines for patients presenting with breast symptoms are available from the Association of Breast Surgery.

For urgent clinical queries  contact the breast care nurses on 023 8120 3753 a breast surgeon can be contacted via switchboard during a standard working week (Monday- Friday 08:30 – 17:00).

Emergency out of hours cover

Emergency out of hours cover is provided by the Acute General Surgical Team via the acute surgical unit according to the Breast emergency care pathway.

During standard working hours the second on call consultant or senior breast surgeon can be contacted via switch board for advice and guidance by referring clinicians.

Referrals for suspected breast cancer

https://cks.nice.org.uk/breast-cancer-recognition-and-referral

The referral letter must include

  • NHS number
  • brief history of presenting condition
  • referring GP
  • list of current medication and co-morbidity
  • family history of breast cancer
  • past history of breast disease
  • Menopausal status.

Best practice diagnostic guidelines for patients presenting with breast symptoms are available from the Association of Breast Surgery.

https://associationofbreastsurgery.org.uk/media/1416/best-practice-diagnostic-guidelines-for-patients-presenting-with-breast-symptoms.pdf