1. Resources to support you
2. Resources to support your patients
3. Improving standards of care

1. Resources to support you

Healthcare Professional (HCP) Bulletin

Every month, members of our professional groups receive an email bulletin. It includes important news in breast cancer, training opportunities and other relevant updates. The bulletin can be used as evidence for your development and revalidation.

Building Resilience in Breast Cancer (BRiC) Nursing Group

BRiC (Building Resilience in Breast Cancer) and Breast Cancer Now have created a new support network for breast cancer nurses.

BRiC Nurses is the centre for building resilience in breast cancer nurses. The support group aims to offer nurses support and techniques to prioritise their mental wellbeing, so they can continue to effectively support their patients.

Join the group

Specialised toolkits

Fertility toolkit

To help you initiate a discussion with younger women about their fertility preservation options and make a referral to a fertility clinic.

Access the toolkit

Secondary toolkit

A range of resources including the case for change, developing your personal knowledge and skills, and ideas for improving the care of those with secondary breast cancer. There are also case studies from nurses in current practice so you can see what others have achieved.

Access the toolkit

2. Resources to support your patients

Patient information

We publish a wide range of patient information covering topics from breast awareness, treating breast cancer, through to moving forward and information on treatment for secondary breast cancer. All our publications have been reviewed by clinical experts, and are free to order and download from our website.

You can find information on a number of topics:

Download and order all our publications online.

Accessible formats and other languages

If your patients need any information in an accessible format (Braille, large print or audio) please email health-info@breastcancernow.org

We also produce breast awareness information in a number of languages. Find information in other languages.  

Easy read resources

We have downloadable easy read resources on our website.

Our support services

We offer expert, tailored and friendly support services to enhance and complement the care you provide. We’re here to listen, understand, care and help people from diagnosis, through treatment and after hospital-based treatment finishes. Our courses are both online and face-to-face.

Find out more about the services we offer

You can also order or download our new services leaflet, outlining our key support services available to people affected by breast cancer.

Moving Forward courses

Run in partnership with NHS hospitals, our award-winning Moving Forward courses are designed to help people get back to ‘normal’ after treatment for breast cancer. The course is open to people who have had a primary breast cancer diagnosis and have finished their hospital-based treatment.

Here for You

Our Here for You service provides you with a single point of referral for patients newly diagnosed with primary breast cancer.

On receipt of your referral, one of our trained and experienced volunteers will call your patient to introduce them to Breast Cancer Now and the information and services we offer – to support them at every stage in their breast cancer experience.

Complete our simple referral form

3. Improving standards of care

Standards of care for secondary breast cancer

To support the delivery of excellent patient care, we have developed pioneering standards of care for patients with secondary breast cancer. The standards aim to help healthcare professionals working in these fields.

Read our standards of care for secondary breast cancer.

Service Pledge

At Breast Cancer Now we are continuously working to improve breast cancer services allowing for better support to anyone affected by breast cancer. Our Service Pledge brings patients, healthcare professionals and Cancer Alliances together to work in partnership to design and deliver a concrete action plan of improvements, for everybody’s experience of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Clinical Expert Group (CEG)

Breast Cancer Now sits on the Breast Cancer Clinical Expert Group (CEG) and provides its secretariat. The Breast Cancer Clinical Expert Group is a multi-disciplinary group that brings together expert doctors, nurses, commissioners and patients from across England to advise the NHS in England on best practice for breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and care.

 

If there are resources you would like listed here, please let us know at nursingnetwork@breastcancernow.org

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