BUPA is to launch a specialist network of breast cancer hospitals as part of its on-going drive to provide quality services for its members.
In an initiative which has yet to be announced to the industry, a national network is to be established that will give women the option to receive breast cancer care in a designated hospital.
The treatment will be centred on the environment in the hospital, the clinical care and the work of the consultant.
David Quick, head of network development, said BUPA would be encouraging its members to treated in one of the specialist hospitals if they had breast cancer. “It will ensure a greater degree of survival,” Quick said.
“The future lies in specialist networks,” he added.
“We are working with the relevant organisations in this field and have visited both these groups and hospitals to drive forward the quality agenda.”
BUPA is considering extending the networks to other specialist areas.