Breast Care Unit

What we do

We provide a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment service for women with breast conditions. The unit sees all new patients within 14 days of referral in one of our three weekly clinics held every Monday morning, Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning.

We aim to offer same-day consultation and investigation. If you need any tests or investigations, you may be in the unit longer than a morning or an afternoon.

We offer the following services:

  • A full range of breast cancer treatments including chemotherapy.
  • Day surgery for lumpectomies, mastectomies and axillary surgery. We are the national lead for this type of treatment.
  • Breast reconstruction to patients who have had a mastectomy.
  • A gynae-endocrine service for breast cancer patients who have oestrogen deficiency problems.

Preparing for your appointment

No special preparation is needed before a mammogram, ultrasound, fine needle aspiration or core biopsy.


Ground floor, Cheyne Wing, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 2976
  • Breast care team and follow-up appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 3600
  • Breast care team and follow-up appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 3962
  • Breast care team and follow-up appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 2976
  • Breast Clinical Nurses: +44 (0)20 3299 3085
  • Breast screening team: +44 (0)20 3299 3380
  • Breast Unit: +44 (0)20 3299 3600
  • First appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 6991
  • First appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 6992
  • First appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 6993
  • First appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 1919
  • MDT Coordinator - Breast Unit: +44 (0)20 3299 4310

Conditions we treat

Our multidisciplinary unit aims to provide all care for patients in one area, from diagnosis through all stages of treatment, with one clinical team.

We offer clinical consultation, imaging and counselling on the same day, with results discussed and management plans agreed at a weekly multidisciplinary meeting. All patients are offered an appointment within 14 days and emergency patients (including breast abscesses) are seen on request the same day.

We hold three new patient clinics per week for referrals: Monday morning, Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning.

Our screening and symptomatic clinics investigate both benign and malignant diseases and provide:

  • Investigation and treatment of all breast symptoms, such as lumps, mastalgia and nipple discharge.
  • Advice about familial risk of breast cancer and interactions with hormone replacement therapy.
  • Screening for occult breast cancer.
  • Management of breast cancer risk such as Hodgkin’s disease from earlier radiation exposure.
  • Prostheses advice and fitting.
  • Breast reconstruction, which is offered to all patients having mastectomy.

We do not provide cosmetic surgery services.

Booking a patient at King's

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Refer via e-RS for 2-week-wait referrals.

Emergency Referrals

For emergency referrals, please contact the consultant by calling the Breast Care Unit on 020 3299 3600 / 3962 / 0032

Other Queries

For general enquiries, please tel: 020 3299 3600 / 3962 / 0032

For appointment queries, please tel: 020 3299 3600 / 3962 / 0032

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Mr Arif Arif Consultant Surgeon
Miss Johanna Cade Breast Cancer CNS
Mrs Nancy Carter Lead Nurse Metastatic Breast Cancer
Mrs Jenny Curtis Breast clinical nurse specialist
Mr Neeraj Garg Consultant Breast Surgeon
Mr Robert Price Consultant Breast Surgeon
Mrs Emma Riley Matron, Breast Care
Mr Jonathan Verrier Roberts Clinical Lead Breast Care
Mr Jonathan Verrier Roberts Systems Manager
Mr Michal Uhercik Locum Consultant Breast Surgeon