Primrose Foundation


Find out about the team that make up the core of The Primrose Breast Care Centre

Andrea Parsons Clinical Assistant
Nicola Boyne Radiographer
Angela Matthews Clinical Assistant

Carl Roobottom

Consultant Radiologist


Jim Steel 

Consultant Radiologist


The Primrose Breast Care Centre has five Consultant Breast Radiologists, an expert Advanced Practitioner Radiographer and two Radiographer Film Readers. All are extremely experienced in breast radiology.

Members of the team participate in breast screening approximately 25,000 women per year. The team also deals with approximately 3,500 referrals of women with breast symptoms.

The radiologists can use any of the accepted modern methods for breast imaging, including ultrasound, digital full field x-ray mammography, breast MRI, x-ray guided biopsy using prone table (the best but most expensive way for some lesions) and ultrasound guided biopsy.

Our patients can also attend the Nuclear Medicine Department for Sentinel node biopsy, a state-of-the-art way of operating on lymph nodes with minimum damage.

The radiologists and film reading radiographers review every one of the screening mammograms in detail. All mammograms are read by two readers, at least one of whom will be a Consultant Radiologist


Maggie Jenkin
Advanced Practitioner Radiographer


Diana Nicholson Superintendent Radiographer 
Dawn Dawson Radiographer
Jackie Jones
Di Burkhalter Deputy Superintendent Radiographer

Taking the Mammograms

Our team of radiographers have high-level training in mammography, having not only the degree certificates for radiography, but also the diploma in mammography.

These radiographers work almost exclusively in mammography,  providing exceptionally high standards of service.

These are the people you will meet in the mobile unit or in the Guildhall, taking your mammogram. We often get letters of praise for the warm greeting and reassuring manner of our team.

Breast Care Nursing Team

Back row

Gemma Pooley Breast Care Specialist Nurse

Sue Parker Breast Reconstruction Specialist Nurse

Rachel Wood Primrose Breast Care Specialist Nurse

Kate Lansdell Lead Breast Care Nurse Consultant

Front row

Kellyann Whalley Breast Care Support Nurse

Liza Crewe Metastatic Breast Care Specialist Nurse

Cathy Herd Breast Care Specialist Nurse

Sarah Laine Breast Care Specialist Nurse


Care and Support

Breast care nurses in our centre are always there for you. Our team of breast care nurses can be contacted at any stage to reassure, support and advise. They make sure you know how to contact them and that you know what's going on and are there with you as you go through the processes at the centre.

Antony Fitton Primrose Plymouth

Mr Antony Fitton,
Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Elaine Hyett


Our two consultant Breast Surgeons supported by our Associate Specialist and Staff Grade Surgeon and the Plastic Surgery team, are an integrated part of the breast service, from your first symptomatic appointment and through your treatment.

They are able to offer a full range of breast procedures,  including advanced reconstruction techniques.

Di Soane Breast Screening Office Clerk
Maureen Evans Breast Screening Office Clerk
Frances Slater Breast Screening Office Manager
Sarah-Jane Wadge Breast Screening Office Clerk


Our Breast Screening Appointments Office is staffed by a team dedicated to ensuring you get the appointment you need, when you need it.

They are the voice of the centre when you ring the screening number, and are always happy to help.

They can rearrange appointments and do a fantastic job of ensuring smooth transfer from one centre to another - ensuring images and information needed are received.