Specialist Centres for breast cancer

For uniting healthcare leaders against breast cancer

Not knowing whether your symptoms are cancer can be extremely worrying. That’s why we’ve joined forces with leading independent hospitals, to take away as much of the uncertainty as soon as possible.

We have partnered with leading independent hospitals to develop standards for Specialist Centres for breast cancer. These centres in London and Manchester, with more centres planned to launch in other regions, are committed to giving you the all-clear or all your initial diagnostic tests – if you’re covered by Bupa insurance then this will be just two working days after you call to arrange your appointment.

And if it’s cancer, you’ll have immediate access to a specialist cancer nurse followed by a treatment plan.

If you’re worried you might have cancer and you’re already a Bupa customer, you can call our Cancer Direct Access service on 0800 012 1305^ and speak to someone about your symptoms. Our trained advisers will take you through an assessment over the phone using national clinical guidance to advise you on your next steps. Depending on your cover and the nature of your symptoms, this could include referring you for an appointment with a consultant there and then.

Our Specialist Centres are currently available at the following hospitals:

What’s next?

^ We may record or monitor our calls. Lines are open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 6pm on Saturday.

Direct Access telephone services are available as long as the symptoms are covered under the policy. If your cover excludes conditions you had before your policy started, we’ll ask you to provide evidence from your GP that your symptoms are not pre-existing for a period of up to two years from policy start date before we can refer you to a consultant through the Direct Access service. Always call us first to check your eligibility.

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