Family History Clinic

The Family History Clinic is run by Dr Mike Shere. You must have a direct referral from your GP.

Bristol Breast Care Centre Reception

At the appointment, a full family history is taken and a risk assessment made, usually using a computer programme which prints out the family tree and risks for the patient to take away.

These risks are then discussed and a recommendation based on the NICE guidelines made.

Recommendations might be that:

  • you are at low risk and nothing needs to be done
  • you should start annual mammography from age 40
  • MRI screening is recommended for very high risk patients
  • a referral for genetic testing is recommended
  • a discussion of taking risk reducing Tamoxifen.

If a referral for genetic testing is recommended, this would be performed at St Michaels Hospital, Bristol.