The London Breast Clinic was established in 1991 by Mr Jerry Gilmore to provide rapid access to investigation, diagnosis and treatment of all breast conditions. Investigations, including full field digital mammography with tomosynthesis and ultrasound are available on site with our onsite 108 X-ray and Imaging.
We provide a full range of integrated breast care services for both benign and malignant disease, including screening, surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, reconstruction and after care. Our Breast care team is led by specialist Breast Consultants with Breast Care Nurses dedicated to minimising patients’ anxiety and available to support you in every aspect of your treatment.
Our multi-disciplinary team (MDT) includes specialist surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists, Breast Care Nurses and other experienced health professionals. The team works together to provide the best possible assessment and treatment of benign and malignant breast disease.
All cases undergoing triple assessment, all post-operative cases and any non-concordant cases are discussed at weekly MDT meetings to ensure optimal management in all cases.
108 Harley Street – London Breast Clinic strongly support and welcome the recent recommendations led by the Bishop of Norwich in the independent inquiry of former breast surgeon Ian Paterson.
The government has published its independent inquiry report into the practice and behaviour of the breast surgeon Ian Paterson. He was jailed in April 2017 for unlawful wounding of 10 patients. The inquiry looked at both the practice of the individual, as well as the culture and processes that allowed this to happen over such a long period of time, and to so many patients. There are a series of recommendations made by the report, and all of these are welcomed.
The recommendations revolve around the importance of a culture of patient-centred excellence of care, clear written and verbal communications with patients, and transparency of decision-making within a cohesive multi-disciplinary team. These are all core values shared by everyone at 108 Harley Street – London Breast Clinic, which has been a leader in adopting such an approach over many years.
There are also recommendations about the governance and scope of practice of doctors working within the private sector. We would like to reassure all past and prospective patients that 108 Harley Street – London Breast Clinic has clear sight of the practice and ongoing appraisal of all its team members, and continues to offer the highest levels of safe and excellent care.