Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of 50 and in men over the age of 60, but younger people can also get breast cancer.
Around 55,900 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK.
That's more than 150 people a day. 15 out of 100 (15%) of all newly diagnosed cancers in the UK are breast cancer.
In Lancashire and South Cumbria, 17,000 women are living with breast cancer.
Review of cancer workforce including recruitment and training of GPs with a Special Interest (GPwSI) in breast services to:
- create first contact practitioner capacity to support the increase in demand for services
- complement existing advice and guidance provision
- lead transformational pathway improvement work
· transformation of pathways to reflect National Best Practice Timed Pathway including referral standardisation and implementation of enhanced triage across the system
· provide Primary Care education
· establish Mastalgia pathway
· improvement against constitutional CWT performance standards
· embed Personalised Stratified Follow Up (PSFU) interventions into the pathway for people living with and beyond cancer, including delivery of Supported Self-Management (SSM).