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Penny Brohn Cancer Care

housePenny Brohn Cancer Care, a trailblazing integrative cancer care initiative, was founded in 1980 as the Bristol Cancer Help Centre.

Their beautiful national residential retreat centre is situated just outside Bristol. Support includes information on complementary therapies, psychological support services and advice from integrative doctors. As well as offering day and residential courses, they run Living Well courses at various locations across the UK. These are run in partnership with a variety of voluntary sector and health and social care providers They also hold a Treatment Support Clinic at the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre with input from both staff at the Oncology Centre and the University of Bristol.

Participants are given advice about eating well, managing side-effects, keeping fit, relaxation and acupuncture from a multi-disciplinary team. They have an active programme of research and have recently conducted an independent evaluation of their Living Well programme with the University of Westminster. The Bristol Approach is supported by evidence based information sheets – carrying the Department of Health “Information Standard” kite mark.

Penny Brohn Cancer Care was a runner up in the College of Medicine’s 2013 Innovations Awards.

Read more about the project here.