Miss 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 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.