Breast Surgery

NHS UCLH DAY 1 X RAY 0035 10234

Who is the service for?

This service is for patients directly referred in by their GP for any breast related condition.

What does the service provide?

The service offers a wide range of high quality services for patients relating to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of suspected breast conditions. Our new patient clinics, in most instances, are delivered by a one-stop method where assessment and diagnosis are provided within the same clinic.

The service also provides follow-up services for patients with a variety of breast problems (including cancer and non-cancer related problems), family history assessments, gender reassignment, breast reconstruction.

Specialist nurse led support (face to face/telephone), arm lymphodema and breast prosthetic services, for patients with related problems, are also available.

Who will patients meet?

There is a comprehensive well established clinical breast team which includes: consultant surgeons, consultant oncologists, specialty doctors, advanced nurse practitioners, Macmillan clinical nurse specialists, clinic nurses, prosthetic advisor, health care assistants and research nurses.

The service is supported by a specialist breast imaging team comprising: radiologists, consultant radiographer and breast advanced practice/specialist radiographers.

When is the service available?

There are a variety of breast surgery clinics on two sites every Monday to Friday.

Where is the service provided?

Outpatients F

North Manchester General Hospital
Delaunays Road
Greater Manchester M8 5RB

The Victoria Breast Unit

The Royal Oldham Hospital
Rochdale Road
Greater Manchester

Department contact details

Please refer to the number at the top of your referral letter or if you wish to speak directly to your clinician’s secretary this can be found at the top of your clinic letter.

Alternatively you may wish to speak to one of our Clinical Nurse Specialist  on 0161 627 8459 (Oldham) or 0161 720 2558 (North Manchester)

For enquiries about the breast prosthetic service please call 0161 656 1711

If there is no one available to speak to you personally please leave a message giving your name and contact details and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Practical information

As we endeavour to provide our new patient services in a one stop clinic. This could take a significant length of time.

Please be prepared to be in the clinic for a minimum of 2-3 hours (sometime much longer).  It is advisable, where necessary, to make alternative childcare or work arrangements for your clinic visit. You may wish to bring a relative or friend with you for support.

Please bring a complete list of all medications you are currently taking and any information relating to previous breast related problems.

Key staff


Mr M Absar (Lead Consultant)

Miss M Bramley

Miss G Dabritz

Miss N Nasir

Mr W Tait

Miss J Walls


Speciality Doctor

Mr E Elangovan


Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Clare Brearley


Macmillan Specialist Nurses

Donna Bolton

Gillian Donnelly

Imelda Hughes

Jackie Mullin

Frances Rosenberg

Amanda Snippe

Claire Yates

Rachel Pastore (Associate Clinical Nurse Specialist)

Susan Bennici (Prosthetic Advisor)


Radiographer consultant

Dr K Swainson

Dr R Shajahan


Consultant Radiographer

Alison Darlington 

Specialist and Advanced practice radiographers


Clinical Oncologists

Dr J Loncaster

Dr V Misra

Dr H Lander