Bupa has launched a new breast cancer network to provide customers with greater access to specialist care and fast treatment.
The Bupa "Quality Assured Breast Cancer" network is to give customers access to fast and advanced diagnostic techniques, technology and the latest treatments, such as intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT).
To be part of the network consultants and clinical teams must be breast cancer experts and will need to have met strict quality criteria, developed in line with the latest evidence based, clinical guidelines.
The criteria includes routinely using advanced techniques and technology, and being able to demonstrate best practice in providing treatment and care for breast cancer.
Dr Katrina Herren, medical director at Bupa Health Funding said: "Specialist centres of excellence providing early diagnosis and the most advanced treatment can make all the different in improving outcomes, which is why the hospitals and consultants who are part of Bupa's Quality Assured Breast Care Network will provide such a vital service to our customers.
"We hope this new network will give our customers the additional peace of mind and reassurance of knowing that if they do get breast cancer, they are receiving the very best treatment and care available."