Miss Clare Garnsey

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon - Breast Unit

Telephone Number: 01204 390326

Professional Background

Miss Garnsey studied for a MBChB at the University of Edinburgh and then completed her basic surgical training in Scotland and Manchester from 2002 to 2007. She did her higher surgical training from 2007 to 2012 within the North Western Deanery and then gained a fellowship in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital where she worked in 2013.

Miss Garnsey was appointed as a consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon at the Royal Bolton Hospital in October 2013 and has been the Joint Clinical Lead for Breast Services since September 2015.

Miss Garnsey is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow and a member of the Association of Breast Surgeons. She is also a member of the British Medical Association and the Medical Defence Union of Scotland.

Special Interests and Research

Miss Garnsey’s special interests are the diagnosis and surgical treatment of symptomatic and screen-detected breast cancer including oncoplastic techniques, therapeutic mammoplasty, and breast reconstruction.


Miss Garnsey has presented and published work on reducing length of hospital stay for patients with breast cancer, reducing implant infection, improving pre-operative patient information and improving the quality of documentation in medical notes.

Miss Clare Garnsey works in the following services:

Breast Services

The Breast Unit offers a wide range of high quality services for all patients with breast problems and is also the centre for the Bolton, Bury and Rochdale Breast Screening Programme. All care is patient-centred and is delivered within a supportive environment by a team of experts, who are all specialists within their own field.