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.
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...
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...
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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