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Maxine McCoy, Breast Cancer Care discusses the NHS England programme recommendations for people with breast cancer

Maxine McCoy, Assistant Director of Services, Breast Cancer Care discussed working together to deliver the NHS England programme recommendations for people with breast cancer at today’s conference. In her presentation Maxine looked in depth at:

  • understanding the needs following initial treatment for breast cancer
  • working in partnership to provide a holistic approach to survivorship and self-management
  • encouraging physical activity and lifestyle changes
  • the ‘special effect’ of peer support

Maxine McCoy full presentation is available for download at the end of this page.

Maxine Presentation covered the background research and evidence into patient needs which led Breast Cancer Care to develop the Moving Forward programme for people wanting to live well after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Maxine outlined the benefits of working in partnership with the NHS to maximise the value to patients, how we have developed and enhanced the course using patient feedback and input, and discussed some simple ways to encourage lifestyle change. Maxine also touched on the particular benefits of peer support and the group approach. 

In her Presentation Maxine stated:

“We know that the incidence of breast cancer is increasing, we now see 55,000 people diagnosed a year, with a reported half a million living with and beyond breast cancer. As a direct result we are seeing a growing number of NHS Trusts adapting their clinical pathways for breast cancer care to a stratified pathway model/similar to meet patient demand. This change from a traditional model of care has huge implications for breast cancer patients (many of whom will enter supported self-management), and the clinical teams in NHS trusts - it creates a need for ADDITIONAL SUPPORT which the third sector can assist with achieving a successful transition to this model of care.”

Maxine McCoy Biography:

Maxine is the Assistant Director of Services at Breast Cancer Care, with responsibility for the development and delivery of a range of face-to-face and telephone services for people affected by breast cancer, including Someone Like Me (telephone / email peer support), Younger Women Together events and Living with Secondary Breast Cancer groups. Maxine’s strategic focus is on the development and delivery of survivorship services, of which Breast Cancer Care’s Moving Forward programme is the flagship. Maxine has worked for Breast Cancer Care for 14 years in a variety of roles, primarily based in our Northern region, working closely with the NHS and other organisations, volunteers and supporters.

Download: Maxine McCoy full presentation

15 June 2015


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