If you have recently been told you have or are suspected of having a Breast cancer, you will have already met some of the people involved in your care. These health professionals work within a team which is called a specialist Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) which is based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The members of the Breast cancer MDT are experts at treating and managing Breast cancer. They are involved with your investigations, diagnosis and treatment.

Services we provide include:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialists – Breast Care Service
  • Breast imaging diagnostic services
  • Breast Unit follow-up and Patient Initiated Follow Up (PIFU)
  • Hospital Palliative care support team
  • Information and support
  • Lymphoedema assessment and referral
  • Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) approach
  • Nurse-led Moving Forward Clinic to complement Breast cancer follow-up
  • Nurse-Led seroma/complex wound service
  • Acute Oncology services (AOS)
  • Psychology service
  • Referral to Genetics service and the ability to refer to Specialist Genetics team in Cambridge
  • Referral to Fertility service
  • Prosthesis service
  • Research and Development
  • Support services
  • Surgical service/management
  • Referral to Plastics Reconstruction team
  • Pre-operative clinic service
  • Referral to teenage and young adults Multidisciplinary Team service (TYA MDT)
  • Referral to wig service

Following your diagnosis of breast cancer, your treatments may consist of:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormonal treatment
  • Immediate/delayed reconstruction for mastectomy patients
  • Radiotherapy
  • Surgery

You can find out more about the Breast Care Unit here.



Breast Physicians

Mr Maged Hussien Dr Patsy McKenna
Mr Simon Pain Mr Adele Awad
Miss Katalin Zechmeister Dr Hannah Rawlins
Mr Mina Youssef Dr Hannah Short
Dr Kate Read

Surgical Nurse Practitioners

Reginald Salvador
Angeline Embuscado

Clinical Nurse Specialists (Symptomatic)

Clinical Nurse Specialists (Screening)  

Joann McGrath Lorna Shergold
Jo Cullen Rachel Blackburn
Caroline Daly Michelle Todd
Kit Holland Jo Hood
Lynne Priestley
Andrea English
Sarah Wratten

Oncology Team

Clinical Nurse Specialist (Oncology)

Dr David Maskell Liza Cadge
Dr Dinos Geropantas Kaylen Phillips
Dr Susanna Alexander Mary Ewin
Jackie Howell
If you would like to speak to a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Oncology) please call 01603 289702.

MDT Coordinator

Patient Pathway Coordinator

Sandra Turnell Jane Fox
Jackie Hibbett

Patient Support Services

Patient information video

You can watch the video below to learn more about our breast team and their services.

Big C Cancer Charity Support and Information Centre

Big C offers complementary therapies, exercise programmes, welfare advice and emotional support, as well as 1:1 sessions and support groups for people affected by all types of cancer.

Tel: : 0800 092 7640 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) or email

  • Palliative Care Group – for patients living with secondary cancer. Contact Big C
  • Women’s Support Group Third Friday every month, 10.30am-2.30pm. Contact Big C
  • Dementia and support group – first Friday of every month. Contact Big C.
  • Men’s support group – Contact Big C.

Look Good Feel Better

Information workshop demonstrating skin care and make-up.

Sports Action for Women after Cancer

Swimming, badminton, aqua stretch and yoga at the UEA Sportspark.  Contact Coral Warren. Tel 01953 605208

Keeping Abreast

Breast cancer reconstruction support group.

Macmillan Benefits Advice Service

Local advisors who can give support and information regarding money worries.

Norwich Breast cancer resource fund

Norwich Younger Women’s Support Group. Email:

Support for you | Breast Cancer Now

This website offers support groups and the opportunity to speak to nurses and volunteers.

LGBT Advice, Support and Information

0345 330 3030

Support for carers

Carers Trust

0300 772 9600

Cancer Black Care

0208 961 4151

Maggie’s Centre

0300 123 1801

Macmillan Telephone Buddies

Any person living with cancer can self-refer or be referred by their health care professional.  They will be matched with a trained volunteer who will call them weekly for 8-12 weeks.  This will vary depending on what the person feels they need and can be stopped at any time.


BECCA offers day-to-day strategies, hints and tips to help you move forward. The simple flashcards give you information on everything from well-being and mindfulness to peer-led advice – letting you know you’re not alone in your experience and helping you to adjust to a life beyond breast cancer.

Supporting your children when you have cancer

Support for when parents/carers decide to tell their children about their cancer diagnosis.

Useful information

Cancer Registration: Why it matters and what you need to know.

Breast Cancer Awareness month