More effective breast cancer care

April 2009

Studying scan imagesA Knowledge Transfer Partnership enabled the charity Breast Cancer Care to plan services for groups of people with breast cancer who have traditionally been under-served.

How do we ensure that all people in need of care actually receive help? A Knowledge Transfer Partnership enabled the charity Breast Cancer Care to plan services for groups of people with breast cancer who have traditionally been under-served.

Breast Cancer Care worked with The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King's College London and KTP Associate Emma Blows to identify barriers to its services and to develop a strategy for improving the uptake of services by people affected by breast cancer, especially from hard-to-reach groups.

As a direct result of the Associate's work, Breast Cancer Care has been able to invest their limited resources more cost-effectively, reaching more clients.

Impact

  • The KTP Associate mapped out where Breast Cancer Care reached people with breast cancer and where they didn't - enabling the charity to invest limited resources more cost-effectively and reach more clients within the same level of funding.
  • The identification of key locations for its services is helping Breast Cancer Care to reach more people affected by breast cancer.
  • Findings and recommendations from the KTP are currently feeding into Breast Cancer Care's business planning process.

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