Breast - 2WW
The Suspected Breast Cancer Service runs at NBT and WAHT. This service is for patients who meet the Breast Cancer Two Week Wait criteria. The service offers consultation with diagnostics and onward referral for treatment as required.
Please issue the relevant PIL at time of referral:
Referrals to NBT and WAHT
Referrals must be submitted using the One Stop Breast Clinic (word doc) referral form via eReferral.
The 2WW criteria are listed on the referral form and include a section for non-2WW symptomatic breast referral (should be sent via eReferral outside of 2WW pathway but all patients normally seen within 2 weeks).
Referrals should include:
- A description of size and location of any lump
- Details of any mammogram performed in the last 3 years
- If the patient is being re-referred
- Is there a family history of breast cancer.
Please note for patients with a lactating abscess or other acute abscess:
- For NBT please call 0117 414700. Normally seen on the same working day.
- For Weston please attend A+E
Service Overview - RUH
Services provided by the Breast unit at RUH:
A comprehensive symptomatic service for women and men of all ages with breast problems
Referral centre for the further assessment and treatment of breast cancer from the National Screening Programme
A screening service for asymptomatic women at increased risk of developing breast cancer, i.e. those with a strong family history or recent previous history of breast cancer
Breast reconstruction service - in combination with surgery required for breast cancer
Specialist breast care nurses, providing information, support and aftercare service including prosthesis fitting.
Comprehensive patient information is available on the RUH Breast Unit web site:
Telephone: 01225 825882
Reception is open 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
An answer phone will be in use out-of-hours, weekends and bank holidays.
RUH - Referral Guidance
Referring patients to the Breast Unit at RUH Bath - please see a quick guide to help you to choose the right service on eRS.
See link to NICE Cancer Guidelines (2015) for suspected Breast Cancer