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Dame Margaret Fry DBE, OBE

Dame Margaret was educated at Tavistock Grammar School and while at school played hockey for Devon.

Dame Margaret always had a special connection with many charity groups across the South West. She is a former member of the South West Regional Health Authority, former Chairman of the South West College of Nursing and Chairman of the Torridge and South West Devon College of Health. She also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry Fundraising Foundation.

Dame Margaret was also a founding member of the Primrose Appeal in 1997. The Appeal raised over £500,000 to build the Primrose Unit and continues to support the work of the Centre. From the start she was Chairman of Trustees of the Primrose Foundation, a role which continued for fifteen years until February 2012 when she retired. She continued to serve as a valued trustee for the Foundation until her passing.

She also had a distinguished political career, serving as Chairman of the National Union of Conservative Associations in 1990 and as President of the Torridge & West Devon Conservative Association, latterly becoming a Patron.

Dame Margaret was appointed an OBE in 1982 and a DBE in 1989. In November 2011 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Plymouth. Sadly, Dame Margaret died in February 2018 but her legacy continues.


The Imaging Team

Some of the Imaging Team

Some of the Imaging Team

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.


Surgery

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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.


Administration

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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.

Surgical Admin team:

Annemarie Dare- Medical Secretary

Debbie Ellis- Medical Secretary 

Freya Charles- Administration Assistant

Fiona Pike- Medical Secretary

Louise Huntley- Administration Manager

Screening Admin team:

Hayley Eveleigh- Administrator

Lauren Davies- Administrator

Mary Vine- Administrator 

Frances Slater- Programme Manager

Sally Penney- Medical Secretary

Sharon Tucker- Medical Secretary  

Sarah-Jane Wadge- Deputy Office Manager


Taking the Mammograms

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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

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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.

Cathy Herd - Metastatic Cancer Nurse specialist

Kate Lansdell - Lead Nurse for Breast Care

Rachel Wood - Oncology, Cancer Nurse specialist

Gemma Vickery - Breast surgery, Cancer Nurse specialist

Liza Crew - Metastatic Cancer Nurse Specialist

Beth Every-Clayton - Breast Surgery, Cancer Nurse Specialist

Sue Parker- Breast Surgery Reconstruction Nurse Specialist

Vanessa Smith - Breast support worker

Carolyn Stockley - Breast Health care assistant

Sarah Lane - Breast surgery, Cancer Nurse specialist


Fundraising

We have a dedicated fundraiser who is on hand to help you ensure your fundraising event runs as smoothly as possible. We want you to have FUN whilst fundraising therefore if you need any help or guidance please get in touch. We can if requested attend your event if extra help is needed, we also have a team of volunteers who can help if required.

For any help, tips or guidance about fundraising please contact madeleine@primrosefoundation.org


Trustees

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Please meet our team of Trustees below, all of our Trustees provide a unique quality that allows the Primrose Foundation to provide an excellent service. All Trustees give their time for free as they are passionate about providing an exceptional breast care service for local people.