Attending an appointment

Do I need to tell the clinic anything before my appointment?

It is extremely important to tell the clinic if you are pregnant, if you have breast implants or if you have had a mammogram (X-ray of the breasts) during the last 12 months. Additionally, if you are taking tablets to thin the blood (anticoagulants) you should let someone at the clinic know.

Please also let the clinic know before your visit if there are arrangements we can make for you such as providing wheelchair access, interpreters or signers.


Can I bring someone with me to the clinic?

Please bring a partner, relative or friend with you to your appointment if you feel you would like their support or company whilst you are at the clinic. They can stay with you for most of the visit, including some of the tests and for your consultation, if this is what you want. You may find this helpful as you might be given a lot of information to digest and they may help you to remember everything.


What should I do if I can’t make my appointment?

Please do let the hospital know if you need to cancel your appointment for any reason. There will be a contact number on your appointment letter. This is very important because we can then offer this appointment to another person. Alternatively you can call: 0115 993 6649 for breast screening appointments or 0115 840 4727 for outpatients appointments.

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