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Helping you find services to advise and support you.

Help for Patients treated by Ian Paterson

Support for NHS Patients

If you or a member of your family were treated by Ian Paterson in the NHS and are concerned about any aspect of your care, please contact the confidential patient services support line to speak with one of our specialist advisors on 0121 424 0808

The patient services support line operates from 09:00 – 17:00 (Monday – Friday) with a message facility for out-of-hours queries. All messages will be responded to within one working day.

For independent support, please contact Gillian Waterhouse who has been providing one to one support for a number of patients and their families.

07738 331 911  [email protected]

Support for Private Patients

If you were treated as a private patient of Ian Paterson and have a query or concern about the care you received, you can call Spire Healthcare’s dedicated patient freephone helpline on 0800 085 8130  [email protected]

University Hospitals Birmingham

Solihull Hospital Breast Clinic

Secretary and Breast Care Nurses: 0121 424 5306

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Breast Clinic

Contact via QE Cancer Services: 0121 371 3541

Good Hope Hospital

Secretary and Breast Care Nurses: 0121 424 9647

Local breast cancer support groups

Breast Friends Solihull

Phone: 0800 1313 500
Closed Breast Friends Solihull Facebook Group

Breast Friends Sutton Coldfield

Phone: 0121 424 9054 or 0121 424 9490
Also home to the Lotus Group supporting women and men with secondary and metastatic breast cancer. Contact using the same details above.

Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer

Phone: 0121 389 8926
Based QE Hospital Birmingham

Charities and support websites

Breast Cancer Now

Email: [email protected]
The largest breast cancer charity in the UK. Includes information, support and research for younger women with breast cancer & with secondary breast cancer

Cancer Research UK

Includes awareness of breast cancer in men and women and latest research

Macmillan Cancer Support

Email: [email protected]
Large website with lots of information and support including breast cancer. Has regional information and regional contacts and Benefits Advice service

Help Harry Help Others

Birmingham Drop-in Cancer Support Centre for those with any cancer in Solihull or Birmingham. located in Tile Cross

Penny Brohn

Living well with cancer. Moving forward, nutrition, eating well, exercise, wellbeing and relaxation.


Aims to educate young people on the importance of checking their boobs.

Keeping abreast

Help and advice for those considering or undergoing breast reconstruction

Flat Friends

For those who have had breast surgery without reconstruction or are considering it.

The Lymphoedema Support Network

Support for those living with or affected by lymphoedema.

Centre for building resilience in Breast Cancer

BRiC aims to reduce anxiety and depressive vulnerability in women with a breast cancer diagnosis and improve quality of life using neuroscience research

Breast Prostheses and Bra Fitting

All NHS breast cancer patients are typically offered a breast prosthesis every two years at no cost. Yours may have become worn or damaged or may no longer fit as you have changed shape. A prosthesis prior to reconstruction is also a welcome option.

Wigs and Hair Piece Services

Once you are told that hair loss will be a side effect of your cancer treatment your local Breast Clinic will give you guidance and support on availability in your area. Most will invite in specialist companies to advise, fit and support.

Wills Wigs

Bartlett House, 165A Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, B61 0DJ

For more information and support

If you have recently been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, get in touch to find out more about how Breast Friends Solihull can support you.

Call us

0800 1313 500

Calls are free from most landlines and mobiles

Message us

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