Derby Breast Unit

The Derby 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.

Contact and find us


Level 0, Maternity and Gynaecology 
Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 8NE

Nearest entrance: 22
Nearest car park: 6

Telephone: 01332 785 336

Breast screening

Screening invitations

Breast screening is currently offered at three-yearly intervals to women aged 50-71 in England.

Invitations for screening are sent automatically approximately three weeks before the appointment time.


Women will be called to either the London Road Community Hospital, or to one of the mobile screening vans in the following regions:

  • Alfreton
  • Ashbourne
  • Belper
  • Heanor
  • Hilton
  • Ilkeston
  • Long Eaton
  • Ripley
  • Swadlincote
  • Wirksworth

Limited appointments are available at the Royal Derby Hospital.


Telephone: 01332 785 336

Symptomatic breast services

This service is only provided at the Royal Derby Hospital.

Access to this service is made through your GP.

This is for anyone with breast symptoms, either male or female. Everyone is seen within two weeks of their referral, as per government guidelines.

All necessary diagnostic investigations are performed at this visit by a multi-disciplinary team.

Telephone: 01332 785 487

Prosthetic fitting service

A prosthetic fitting service is available for ladies who have had breast surgery. A wide range of bras and prostheses are available as well as swimwear and other accessories.

Opening times

An experienced fitter is available at the following times;

Monday          08:30 - 13:00 
Tuesday         12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday    08:30 - 12:30
Thursday        08:30 - 17:30 
Friday             08:30 - 17:30

Make an appointment

Access to this service is by appointment only.

Telephone: 01332 788 591