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

MPs joined us yesterday in Westminster (15 October) to mark Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

The event in Parliament was hosted by Steve Brine MP, co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer.

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All older breast cancer patients should have the information they need about their treatment, in the way that they wish to receive it.

This was one of the main discussion points at a high-level roundtable meeting in Westminster this week. It was held by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer (APPG BC), which brings together MPs and Peers with an interest in breast cancer issues. We were also at the meeting along with health policymakers, healthcare professionals...

Two powerful groups of MPs and peers with a special interest in breast and ovarian cancer have come together to talk about improving services for people with a family history of the cancers.

As clinical nurse specialist for family history and breast health at Breast Cancer Care, I went to the joint meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Breast Cancer and on Ovarian Cancer last week with two staff from our Policy and Campaigns team.

We listened to the discussion and...

 A woman who has been through breast cancer treatment twice told MPs she felt privileged to be able to give something back to others: ‘…to improve treatment and their experiences of treatment is really important to me.’

Tamsin was speaking at the House of Commons in Westminster last week at an event organised by us to tell MPs what access to breast cancer treatments means to patients such as them. ...

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...