A holistic cancer charity has been selected to join a cutting-edge team designed to help improve the UK’s health care.
Penny Brohn UK has joined NHS England-funded Realising the Value, which unites some of the country’s leading healthcare providers in a bid to make person and community-centred care a reality. The Nesta and Health Foundation-led initiative aims to find ways to engage people in their health and care, and develop these across the NHS and local communities and is part of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View.
The holistic charity, which focuses on the person and family’s mind, body, spirit and emotions, before, during and after treatment, was chosen to contribute to self-management best practice, using its nationwide experiences and will lead a self-management interest group. It has surveyed organisations countrywide about best practice experiences, to inform the programme.
Over the coming months, Penny Brohn will also work alongside respected organisations including Newcastle University, Voluntary Voices and the Behavioural Insights Team.
Penny Brohn Trusts Manager, Anna Greaves, commented: “This is a major coup for us. We believe this substantiates our work as the UK’s leading charity offering whole person healthcare and self-management support to people with cancer. It validates us as one of the country’s foremost healthcare organisations and means we can reach more people needing our life-affirming support.”