Shared follow-up care is provided in line with the recommended schedule for follow-up visits for early breast cancer.
What does shared follow-up care involve?
- An initial specialist consultation on entering follow-up care three months after the end of active treatment
- Follow-up appointments shared between the specialist and GP in the first five years following completion of active treatment
- Mammography every 12 months (first mammogram 12 months after diagnosis)
- Transfer of care to the GP after five years completion of active treatment, with the GP responsible for all care, and annual mammograms conducted in private or public imaging centres.