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.
To help you initiate a discussion with younger women about their fertility preservation options and make a referral to a fertility clinic.
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.
Development and revalidation opportunities
We have a variety of opportunities for healthcare professionals. Take part in a Facebook or Instagram Live, or speak at one of our webinars. You can also attend a webinar or contribute to our 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:
- Benign breast conditions
- Breast cancer diagnosis
- Treatment and side effects
- Younger women with breast cancer
- Secondary breast cancer
Accessible formats and other languages
If your patients need any information in an accessible format (Braille, large print or audio) please email email@example.com
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.
- What happens at a breast clinic
- Hormone therapy
- Targeted therapy
- Treatment team
Our services are always free, thanks to our generous supporters. But we know that using one of our services might still cost money, such as fuel or train fares.
We’re committed to supporting everyone affected by breast cancer to live well.
So, if you have a patient who’s worried about the costs involved in using our services, we’re here. Ask them to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or they can call 0345 077 1893. If it’s easier, you can do this for them. All we need is some brief information about their situation, and we’ll try our best to help in a safe and confidential way. We’ll get back to the patient in 2 working days.
We do everything we can to make our services accessible. If someone is disabled, we have information about our reasonable adjustments on our website or we can share this over the phone. Ask them to get in touch if we can support further.
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.
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.
If there is a service you believe your patient would benefit from attending, but financially they may struggle getting there, our Access Fund team may be able to help. Email us at email@example.com, or call 0345 077 1893.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Younger women resources for healthcare professionals
- Secondary breast cancer resources for healthcare professionals
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