Latest news from the breast pathway board

Breast Pathway Board

This page contains information from the Greater Manchester Cancer Breast Pathway Board and the work they are undertaking. If you are affected by breast cancer, or you are worried about symptoms, please visit one of the links below.

NHS – Breast Cancer
Macmillan Breast Cancer Information
Breast Cancer Now
Breast screening – helping you decide

Key People

Clare Garnsey, Clinical Lead, breast pathway boardMiss Clare Garnsey

Miss Garnsey studied for a MBChB at the University of Edinburgh and then completed her basic surgical training in Scotland and Manchester from 2002 to 2007.

She did her higher surgical training from 2007 to 2012 within the North Western Deanery and then gained a fellowship in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital where she worked in 2013.

Miss Garnsey was appointed as a consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon at the Royal Bolton Hospital in October 2013 and has been the Joint Clinical Lead for Breast Services since September 2015.

Miss Garnsey is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow and a member of the Association of Breast Surgeons. She is also a member of the British Medical Association and the Medical Defence Union of Scotland.

Claire Goldrick, pathway manager at GM CancerClaire Goldrick
Claire has been working at GM Cancer for over three years as a pathway manager, facilitating five pathway boards to deliver system wide improvements to cancer pathways and patient care, including Breast, Head and Neck, Genomics, Neuro-oncology and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary. The boards offer an objective and collaborative approach to service improvement and bring together stakeholders from across Greater Manchester to create an engaged, multidisciplinary board which is representative of the whole patient pathway.

Prior to working at GM Cancer, Claire worked at Cancer Research UK as their Northwest Clinical Research Associate, covering a range of early phase clinical trials. Claire has also held roles at The Christie Clinical Trials Unit and Macmillan building a wealth of experience in clinical cancer research and service improvement.

Claire has also qualified as a coach and mentor with the Chartered Management Institute and supports colleagues within The Christie Leadership Framework and leadership of the GM Cancer administrative function.

Contact Claire

Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Pathway

Primary Care Resources

Introduction to screening 

Breast Lumps

Managing Mastalgia (breast pain)

Nipple Discharge: Aetiology and management


Secondary Breast Cancer

Helpful information on common issues for referral to secondary care.

Secondary Breast Cancer signs and symptoms infographic

GatewayC Live webinar and resources

Healthcare professionals working in Greater Manchester can benefit (for free) from GatewayC Live webinars developed by and featuring leading specialists. This webinar explores the key risk factors for breast cancer, concerning symptoms, advice for primary care, breast cancer in men and transgender patients, what happens in clinic, breast pain, and the referral pathway in Greater Manchester.

Visit GatewayC to view the webinar.

Alternatively, you can view some of the short video extracts below, or download our useful infographics.

breast cancer infographic

Breast pathway board document library

Psychological support for patients

Serious men and women sitting in a circle during group therapy, supporting each other.

Find our Directory of psychological support for people affected by cancer in Greater Manchester and East Cheshire here

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