To ensure MPs and members of the House of Lords know about Breast Cancer Care and the work we do, we held an event at the House of Commons last Tuesday. Such events are vitally important so that we can call on these influential people to keep breast cancer on the political health agenda.
They are also an opportunity for us to remind policy-makers that we can help out when they want to understand what people living with breast cancer are experiencing.
About 25 MPs and...
Patient advocacy at the Advanced Breast Cancer 2 (ABC2) International Consensus Conference
Advanced breast cancer is widely misunderstood by the public, and people affected by it often feel isolated and unsupported. This was the loud and clear message from the ABC2 international conference last week in Lisbon.
The conference used the term ‘advanced’ to describe breast...
First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond this week helped us mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our 40th year, hosting a reception at Edinburgh Castle.
Mr Salmond congratulated us on the support we provide to thousands of people affected by breast cancer across Scotland. He also formally unveiled our new look.
With fellow MSPs, he met some of our volunteers and this year’s Scottish fashion show models, together with Scottish supporters and patrons, including broadcaster...
Today we’ve launched a campaign featuring three women who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer or are living with the...
A new system of pricing branded medicines, known as value-based pricing (VBP), is due to start from January 2014. The aim is to give NHS patients better access to effective and innovative medicines.
However, there's still time for us to highlight the particular needs and issues of people affected by breast cancer as the Department of Health (DH) and The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) continue to discuss how VBP will work.
As well as feeding into...
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Volunteers Pat and Catherine recently gave a breast awareness talk at their local doctor’s surgery. Catherine says. “Pat and I had a great time. I have now started to contact other surgeries to see if they are interested in having a breast awareness talk for their patients. It would be great if we can get the GPs to appreciate what a great asset this could be to their surgeries”.