London Breast Centre Team

Breast Care Nurses

Barbara Binder

Barbara qualified as a nurse in 1979 at Oldchurch Hospital in Essex and has been at London Bridge Hospital since 2008.

Prior to joining London Bridge Hospital Barbara worked as a district nurse and school nurse in both primary and secondary schools, and has also done health promotion for her local council before developing her interest in Breast Cancer Care. Barbara worked for eight years at Bupa Roding Hospital as a Breast Care Specialist Nurse in symptomatic clinics and at Whipps Cross University Hospital as the Breast Screening Nurse in the Breast Screening Unit.

Barbara has gained qualifications in Breast Cancer Care, Cancer Nursing and as an Advanced Practitioner in Breast Cancer Care.

Barbara sees patients all the way through their journey pathway, and she is a point of contact throughout their treatment. Barbara also liaises with members of the multidisciplinary team at Guy’s Hospital, and other departments within London Bridge Hospital to give best practice of care for our patients.

Nahar Khalisadar

Nahar qualified as a registered nurse in London’s City university and St Bartholomew’s school of Nursing and Midwifery.

She commenced her nursing career at the Royal London Hospital in 1995 and has progressed over the years from being a staff nurse in various different specialities to then starting in the Breast Unit as a staff nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 2005 where she developed her interest to specialise in caring for patients with breast cancer. Nahar worked there for eight years and was promoted to a sister followed by a senior sister managing the whole department and then went on to completing Breast cancer specialist courses at City University she then became a Clinical Nurse Specialist in breast care.

Overall Nahar worked for Bart’s Health NHS Trust for 17 years prior to joining HCA International at the London Breast institute at the Princess Grace Hospital in 2013 where she worked as a Clinical Nurse specialist for a year and then transferred facilities to the London Bridge Hospital in May 2014.

Nahar meets patients in consultation during diagnosis of breast cancer and builds a rapport with the patient and their families. She supports and guides them through their cancer journey helping to alleviate their fears and anxieties of the unknown. She explains to patients and their families about different types of breast cancer, different grades and the process of treatment, demonstrates and discusses different types of breast reconstructions available, supports patients through chemotherapy and radiotherapy and is the first point of contact.

Nahar acts as an ambassador and represents the individual patient’s choice of treatment at the multi disciplinary team meeting where she liaises with different members of the team involved in the patients care. She works very closely with Consultants, GP’s and refers patient on to other service providers as necessary. Nahar is a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Royal College of Nursing, Nurse Member of The Association of breast surgery and Breast cancer care. Part of her role is also to educate and teach breast awareness to worried well women of all ages. Nahar has been involved in many health promotion and cancer awareness campaigns on television including live shows to encourage women to be breast aware and have screening mammograms.

Helen Mann

Helen’s biography coming soon.

For further information and appointments please contact us on:
+44 (0) 20 7234 2009, info.lbh@hcahealthcare.co.uk