Advanced Practice Roles

Breast Clinic


Health Secretary Humza Yousaf visited NHS Forth Valley’s one-stop breast clinic at Forth Valley Royal Hospital to meet staff and patients and find out more about the new advanced clinical roles that have helped transform local breast and radiology services.

The creation of new advanced clinical roles for nursing and radiology staff has helped create additional capacity and cut the time people take to be seen.

Advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs) now run a range of breast clinics for patients referred with suspected breast cancer.

They are now are able to have their outpatient consultation, mammography and ultrasound scanning performed during the same visit along with a biopsy, if required.

Video credit: Falkirk Herald

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