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Breast Unit

The Breast Unit is located within a dedicated clinic on the ground floor in the Birmingham Treatment Centre at City Hospital.

A range of healthcare professionals made up of breast surgeons, oncoplastic surgeons, breast care nurses, radiologists, radiographers, pathologists and oncologists will be in involved in the care of patients. 

We provide rapid access breast clinics for urgent and routine assessment of breast symptoms. Additional clinics include follow-up and results clinics and also family history clinics.

The Breast Unit also provides the breast screening service for north, east and west Birmingham as well as Sandwell and Walsall.  Find out more here:


Rapid Access Clinics

Rapid access clinics are held on Monday (AM), Tuesday (AM and PM) and Wednesday (AM) for the assessment of both urgent and routine breast conditions.  Clinics are led by consultant breast surgeons and run jointly by members of the breast surgical team and breast consultant radiologists / radiographers.

Family History Clinics

Family history clinics are held alternate Wednesday afternoons. Women who have been assessed by genetics as having a higher risk of developing breast cancer are seen in this clinic.

Breast Care Nurses

The breast care nurses provide emotional support to patients with suspected breast cancer and those patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

Breast Screening

We currently provide the breast screening services for west, north and east Birmingham populations. Breast screening is offered to all women between the ages of 50 and 70 years every three years. After the age of 70, a woman can request continued mammographic screening by contacting her local breast screening office. For more information about the breast screening service, go to: or


Breast care nurses can be contacted by calling 0121 507 4976.


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