Consultant Profile

Dr Frances Yuille

Dr Frances Yuille MBBS(London), MRCP(London), FRCR, FRCP(Edin)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Oncology
    • Breast cancer
    • Breast disease
    • Radiotherapy
Special clinical interests:

Breast Cancer – treatment of early breast cancer after initial surgery. This includes being involved in the weekly Multi-disciplinary meetings at Spire Murrayfield and once surgery is complete advising on chemotherapy, radiotherapy and adjuvant hormone treatment. These treatments do have side effects and Dr Yuille is experienced in giving advice regarding theses symptoms and making decisions regarding ongoing management - treatment of advanced breast cancer. This includes management of metastatic breast cancer with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone treatment. The side effects of this disease and the treatments need close management and expertise. 

Research interests:

Communication skills
Breast cancer follow-up

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant in Clinical Oncology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists
Children's Cancer Leukemia Group
UK Cutaneous Lymphoma Group

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 537 1036
Private secretary telephone number:
0131 537 1036
Thursday evening
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Born in Zimbabwe, Dr Yuille  trained at St. Bartholomew's Medical School in London. Having graduated in 1987, Dr YuilleI has worked in numerous hospitals in the south of England. Having completed membership of the Royal College of Physicians, Dr Yuille moved to Scotland to train in oncology at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre.

Further oncology training was gained at the Northern Centre for Cancer Treatment in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Dr Yuille was a lecturer in Glasgow at the Beatson Oncology Centre. Her first consultant post was in Glasgow specialising in breast cancer. Since 2001 she has been a Consultant in the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, specialising in chemotherapy and radiotherapy for breast cancer patients, radiotherapy for lymphoma patients and delivering the radiotherapy for children who have paediatric cancer, in the east of Scotland. Her main NHS breast cancer practice is at St John's Hospital, Livingston, although she also contributes to the Edinburgh Breast Unit.

Personal profile:

Dr Yuille is married, living just outside Edinburgh, with three children. In the spare time she has Dr Yuille enjoys her friends, some exercise and her current ambition is attempting to learn to play golf.

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