Guy’s & St. Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

General Information

Name of Hospital / Institute / Cancer Centre: Guy’s & St. Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

Name of Unit: Breast Unit

Address: 3rd Floor, Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital.Great Maze Pond. London SE1 9RT. UK

Country: United Kingdom


Responsible person/tutor for the fellowship

Name: Ashutosh Kothari

Position: Head of the Breast Unit


Key contact

Contact name: Mr Maulik Pancholi

Position: Administration



Description of the training programme: Guy's & St. Thomas's NHS Foundation centre is one of the premier academic university hospitals and tertiary referral centre, in London. It has a comprehensive breast unit, recognised by the European cancer centres, with one of the highest immediate breast reconstruction rates in the U.K. The unit offers all levels of oncoplastic breast surgery and autologous breast reconstructions. It is involved in cutting edge research using several novel techniques to improve surgical outcomes. The unit runs weekly multi-disciplinary oncoplastic breast clinics and is home to the regional genetics centre where we conduct monthly multi-disciplinary Hereditary Breast Cancer clinics. We also treat over 100 screen-detected cases annually.

Position held by the fellow during the traineeship: A position between resident and consultant

The training consist of: Deanery Specialist Training for trainees wiching to pursue a carrer in breast surgery. Work place based assessments, case based discussion, direct observation of procedure skills, clinical examination skills assessment. Log book review and regular review of competence progression.

Legal requirements: GMC registration and licence to practice

Maximum number of fellows in the Unit: 1-2

Optimal duration of the fellowship: based on availability possibly for one to two years

Open to both national and international candidates 

Ideal candidate: Senior trainees that have a good level of experience in breast surgery and a willingness to participate in audits and research with the aim to publish


The fellow will participate in:

  • Operations with the tutor: YES
  • Outpatient clinics with the tutor: YES
  • The hospital continuing medical education programme: YES


Continuing medical education in the Unit: YES


Frequency: Twice a week

Research facilities 

Participation to research activities in the hospital: YES


Accessible library: YES


Available accomodation: Hospital Accomodation depending on availability

Distance from the Institute/Center: Within walking distance

Public transport: YES

Internet facilities: YES

Financial support

Financial support: YES

Amount of the financial support: A salary if successfully appointed through the trust selection system. Otherwise there is no support. We can however appoint the fellow to our salaried position provided they meetsthe required selction criterea like have the experince and a GMC license to practice.

Information about the Institution/Department

Name: Breast Unit

Head of Department: Ashutosh Kothari

Number of Senior Consultants: 4

Number of Consultants: 5

Number of Residents: 4

Number of beds: 4

Number of wards: 1

Number of operation rooms: 4 days week

Number of operations per day: 5-6

Number of operations per year: 1000 approximately 

Percentage of surgical oncology in the department per year: 90 %

Breast cancer operations per week: 15


BRESO programme director: Ashutosh Kothari