Derby Breast Unit

The Derby breast unit is a self contained unit located within the Royal Derby Hospital, staffed by 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

The Derby and Burton Combined Breast Unit provides screening to Southern Derby, Southern Staffordshire and surrounding areas (approximately 150,000 screening population with age extension) at the Burton Breast Unit, Royal Derby Hospital and at our Satellite Screening Unit at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital.  

Breast imaging is currently provided by consultant radiologists, a full-time long term locum, a consultant radiographer and a further speciality doctor currently in training. Their work is supported by a large cross site team of 12, reporting plain film, CT and MRI radiographers.

There is fully established advanced practice support from the mammography team who provide film reading, stereotactic core biopsy and breast needle localisations.

Contact the team

Telephone: 01332 7 85336
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5pm

Symptomatic breast services

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          8.30am - 1pm 
Tuesday         12pm - 5pm
Wednesday    8.30am - 12.30pm
Thursday        8.30am - 5.30pm 
Friday             8.30am - 5.30pm

Make an appointment

Access to this service is by appointment only.

Telephone: 01332 788 591