Rapid access breast clinic

What service does Spire Cheshire Hospital offer?

Spire Cheshire Hospital provides a service, which has been specially tailored, for the treatment and care of women needing diagnosis of breast problems. All the consultants are acknowledged experts in the management of breast disease and are supported by a team of specialists across a range of services, from diagnosis through to treatment and advice.

Tailored, for the treatment and care of women needing diagnosis of breast problems

The facility

The Rapid Access Breast Clinic is based in the out-patients department at Spire Cheshire Hospital. The Diagnostic Imaging Department at the hospital has the facilities for performing mammograms and ultrasound scans.

The service

Women referred to the clinic will benefit from a consultation followed by a mammogram and ultrasound and where clinically indicated - cyst aspiration** / biopsy**. This process can normally be completed within 2 hours. Following a cyst aspiration**, pathology results can normally be obtained within 24 hours.

The care

At Spire Cheshire Hospital we offer an enhanced breast care service. Our Breast Care Nurse Specialist works closely with the Consultant General Surgeon who is a specialist in breast surgery.

The nurse is present during the patient consultation and is always available in clinics when patients are given their results, irrespective of whether the results are positive or negative. A Consultant Radiologist and specialist radiographer (mammographer) are present to carry out any imaging procedures that may be necessary e.g. mammography or ultrasound.

Rapid Access Breast Clinic Cheshire

Do I need a GP referral?

All women attending the breast clinic at Spire Cheshire Hospital must have a referral from their GP or an NHS breast screening centre.


The cost of the One-Stop Rapid Access Breast Clinic is from £395* which is payable on the day. **A cyst aspiration / biopsy may incur an additional cost.

How do I pay for the treatment?

To make payment easier and more convenient for you, we offer a flexible range of options. If you are not claiming on your insurance, you can pay by cheque, credit or debit card, or cash.

Your out-patient charges will need to be settled on the day of your appointment.

What If I have private medical insurance?

Breast surgery or investigations are usually covered by private medical insurance. So, if you’re insured contact your insurer to ask whether you’re covered for the treatment or tests you need, and please bring your insurance documents or any pre-authorisation numbers to your first out-patient appointment

How to make an appointment

All patients wishing to attend the clinic require a letter of referral from their General Practitioner. Appointments can be arranged by contacting 0845 602 2500.

For additional information

For any additional information or for any questions you may have regarding this service, please contact customer services on 01925 215 029

* Price subject to change. Correct at time of printing.

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Consultant Breast Surgeons at Spire Cheshire Hospital  

For any additional information or for any questions you may have regarding this service, please contact customer services on 01925 215 029

Follow the Five-Point Breast Awareness Code

  • Know what is normal for you
  • Check both the look and feel of your breasts
  • Know what changes to look for and feel
  • Report any changes to your GP without delay
  • Attend for routine breast screening if you are over 50

Look for

  • Any changes in sensation, especially if in one breast only
  • Any discharge from the nipple (unless you are breast feeding and it’s milky discharge
  • A rash or crusting on the nipple or surrounding area
  • Constant pain in part of the breast or armpit
  • Change in size of your breast
  • Changes in the shape of your breasts, eg flattening or swelling
  • Change in the position of the nipple, eg newly inverted (turned-in) nipple
  • Dimpling of the skin (skin looks like the texture of orange peel)
  • Swelling or a lump in the breast or armpit
  • Veins which stand out more than usual

Report anything that looks or feels different to your GP or nurse as soon as possible

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