The Breast Unit at The Wellington Hospital

Platinum Medical Centre
15-17 Lodge Road, St John's Wood

The Breast Unit at The Wellington Hospital


Personalised, patient-centred breast care

The Breast Care Unit based at the Platinum Medical Centre part of The Wellington Hospital is a state-of-the-art, dedicated unit which offers the full spectrum of breast assessment, including the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases, as well as the full range of breast reconstruction options - all under one roof.

For us, it’s critical our patients remain at the centre of the care, and that the care delivered is completely individualised. From the moment a patient arrives with us we are by their side, fully supported by a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). We can offer same-day appointments Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm, with some evening appointments also available.

The unit, located in St John’s Wood, is home to a One-Stop Breast Clinic, a rapid access, consultant-led service, where a patient’s breast concerns can be investigated using the very latest digital mammography, clinically appropriate imaging can be undertaken and results can be given, in a single visit. Open since 2011, we have established a reputation for providing a consistently high standard of care that requires a relentless focus on quality, expertise and support for patients whatever the outcome.

Our strength lies within the excellence of our clinical teams; we have an exceptional team of consultants, nursing and therapy staff whose skills and experience enable us to care for all breast care needs.

Accessible appointments

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Medical history and clinical breast examination

To start, your consultant will talk to you about your medical and family history before examining your breasts and lymph glands.

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Key breast treatment options

The breast care unit holds joint clinics with the oncoplastic and plastic surgeon where cases are reviewed in joint consultations. If you need a mastectomy we can offer you the full range of breast reconstruction options.

  • Oncoplastic procedures
  • Inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Menopausal clinic
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You can self refer to the breast unit

We offer a self-referral breast mammography service. Every mammogram is reported by two independent consultant radiologists and we provide results (including a written report) within 48-72 hours. This is offered to women who meet the self-referral criteria:

  • Are aged 40 and above
  • Are asymptomatic (no symptoms)
  • Are fit and healthy
  • Haven’t had a mammogram for 12 months

The results of your mammogram will be sent to your named clinician so please ensure we have the most up to date details for your clinician. You will need to contact them directly for your results.


Genetic testing

The Platinum Medical Centre is also home to a clinic for hereditary cancer genetics, a comprehensive genetic testing service. At this clinic, within 10 working days, we can offer you an appointment with a consultant clinical geneticist who specialises in cancer genetics.

We provide access to the latest, validated hereditary cancer gene panel tests, which are not routinely available elsewhere. Genetic testing is particularly useful for patients with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer as they may be at risk of carrying the BRCA 1 or 2 gene mutation. 

Detecting these genes is beneficial as carriers of these genes are more susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer.

Carrying out genetic testing can be particularly empowering for patients as they can make informed choices about further management and surveillance options where necessary.
If you are concerned about an increased risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer, you can speak to one of our specialists.

Frequently asked questions

The Breast Unit at The Wellington Hospital FAQs

Yes, we have free onsite parking for our customers.
The last time for appointments at The Breast Unit at The Wellington Hospital is XX. Appointments will need to be booked in advance.
No, as part of HCA UK we offer an Urgent Care service at The Lister Hospital. Alternatively the closest Emergency department is Charing Cross Hospital.
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How we work with doctors

Meet our team

Our medical centre is supported by the expertise of leading consultants and multidisciplinary teams. Our teams are able to identify and diagnose complex conditions quickly and with accuracy.

How to book an appointment

See a consultant

Book an appointment

Our team can help if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment. Our reception team are also on-hand if you'd like to make an appointment whilst your at the centre.