Elaine Rudd, breast care nurse, Rachael Johnson, Amy Burger, consultant surgeon and Elena Hopkins, director of screening.

The breast team at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn is celebrating after being rated in the top 10 of The national Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) statistics for providing a post-operative explanation of how procedures had gone. 

The team was also placed tenth for the overall assessment of care and the QEH was sixth best for both seeing patients within two weeks after being referred by a doctor and for surgical productivity.

Staff have also been successful in detecting cancer early, with the hospital placed seventh in the GIRFT results.

Consultant surgeon Rachael Johnson said: “We are delighted with the data presented through the national GIRFT committee it reflects the hard work and dedication of all members of the breast unit team.”

The GIRFT is an NHS improvement programme delivered in partnership with the Royal National Orthopaedic NHS Hospital Trust.