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Research into the experience of cancer patients from BAME backgrounds


Hello All

A charity called brap has contacted us regarding research they are doing in collaboration with NHS England to better understand the experience of people with cancer who are from minority ethnic backgrounds. If you would like to take part this is the information they have sent us:

Research has shown that cancer patients from ethnic minority backgrounds tend to have worse experiences of cancer care than White British patients. For example, some ethnic minority groups are less likely to report being treated with respect and dignity in hospital. Others report being treated less favourably by GPs and nurses.

brap, a charity transforming the way we think and do equality, is undertaking a project on behalf of NHS England to better understand the experience of cancer patients from ethnic minority backgrounds. The NHS is hoping it can use some of these experiences to improve the way it delivers care in the future.


We would like to meet and speak with ethnic minority patients and carers who wish to share their experiences of their cancer journey. We’ll be visiting three parts of England to do this (Birmingham, London and Nottinghamshire). The project will run until October 2018.


We would really like to hear from you if you are a cancer patient from an ethnic minority background or their carer. We’d be happy to chat in the way that suits you best – over the phone, in a coffee shop, at a community centre… just let us know. If you take part in this project we want your experience to be as safe, rewarding, and comfortable as possible.

We have a great deal of experience talking to people about their cancer journeys, so we know at this point you’ll have a lot of questions about the project and who we are. Feel free to get in touch using the contact details below, and we’d be happy to talk you through any questions you might have.

Rahela Hussain:

Asif Afridi:

or you can telephone 0121 272 8450

Thanks for your help!

Best wishes


Ovacome Support Service Manager

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