Dr Pippa Skippage
I started work as a Consultant Radiologist in January 2010. My primary area of interest is Breast Imaging with my current NHS post including sessions at both Frimley Park Hospital & The Jarvis Breast Screening Unit. I undertook her Radiology training based at St George's Hospital in South West London which culminated in a Final Year Fellowship in Breast Imaging covering symptomatic and screening services. During my last year of training I also trained with Consultant Radiologists at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in central London, becoming proficient in reporting body MRI with a particular interest in Gynaecological imaging.
I am proficient in all methods of breast imaging including reading mammograms, performing and interpreting breast and axillary ultrasound and Breast MRI. As well as seeing and assessing patients with breast symptoms, I work as part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme and am therefore qualified to interpret screening mammograms. My roles at both centres also includes the assessment of ladies deemed at high risk of developing breast cancer and I am able to advise on the more intensive screening programmes that such ladies may require.
My skills including performing fine needle aspirations and core biopsies using both ultrasound and mammographic guidance. I also undertake localisation procedures for patients due to undergo surgery. I also provides imaging services for the Gynaecology team, performing US imaging as well as interpreting CT or MRI images that may be required as part of further diagnostic workup.
As well as these specialist areas of interest, I also reports and performs general Radiological investigations imaging including plain films, ultrasound, CT and MRI.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Pippa Skippage at Spire include:
MRCP / UK / 2003
Royal College of Physicians
FRCR / UK / 2007
Royal College of Radiologists
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Jarvis Breast Screening & Diagnostic Centre