Policy

Breast Cancer Care works on areas of health, social and economic policy that affect people with breast cancer.

We respond to government consultations whenever possible to make sure the voice of people affected by breast cancer is heard by parliamentarians and policymakers. If you would like more information on any of our responses, please look through the policy consultation responses page.

We also produce our own policy briefings, to inform policy development and political debate. You can find copies on our policy reports page.

Policy blog

The Cancer Drugs Fund gives patients in England access to drugs that otherwise wouldn't be available through the NHS.

NHS England today announced that a number of drugs are to be removed from the Cancer Drugs Fund.

Here are eight things you should know about the announcement 

  1. The review of the drugs available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) is as a result of recent changes to the way the...

This morning, Breast Cancer Care was at Downing Street to deliver a petition of 12,013 signatures. It calls for the UK and devolved governments to make secondary breast cancer a priority.

We know that many people living with secondary breast cancer are not getting the support and care they need. A person with secondary breast cancer is far less likely to have a clinical nurse specialist as part of their care than someone with a primary breast cancer diagnosis.

Also, as we...

This Tuesday saw a debate in the Westminster Parliament on secondary breast cancer, the first time it has been debated for a number of years. Tabled by Annette Brooke MP, one of the co-chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer, MPs used the opportunity to raise a number of issues facing people living with secondary breast cancer. Encouragingly, the government responded during the debate, recognising the need to do more to support people with a secondary breast cancer...