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Breast unit

Sharon Norton - patient
Sharon Norton - patient


The Derby Breast Unit is situated at the Royal Derby Hospital, level 0 in the maternity and gynaecology block.

Access to the unit is via entrance 22 opposite car park 6.


The Breast Unit is a self contained unit located within the Royal Derby Hospital, staffed by four consultant surgeons, three consultant radiologists, two consultant oncologists, a consultant plastic surgeon and 6 breast care nurses.

We offer a wide range of expertise covering the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant breast disease. Screening services are provided for the NHS Breast Screening Programme in Southern Derbyshire and the Familial Cancer Service.

In our screening service we have about 78,000 women in Southern Derbyshire who we invite every three years for screening.

We also run symptomatic clinics where anyone with breast symptoms (male and female) is referred by their GP, as well as a prosthetic fitting service.