Supporters

Our supporters represent like-minded organisations that share a common goal to facilitate the advancement of whole person, patient-centred evidence-informed healthcare to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
The supporting organisations recognise that respectful dialogue and communication will foster a better understanding and awareness of the many approaches to healthcare that patients are already engaging with. The supporting organisations represent a range of disciplines and their support of Integrative Oncology UK should not be construed as tacit endorsement of any other supporting organisation.

The Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon & Gloucestershire Cancer Alliance

The Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon & Gloucestershire Cancer Alliance is the forum to bring providers and commissioners together with patients, to co-design services to optimise pathways, ensure effective integration and address variation, and are the vehicle that leads the activity required at a local level to meet the 2023/24 ambitions set out by the Cancer Taskforce.

The Cancer Alliance puts clinical leaders across primary, secondary, and tertiary care in the driving seat for improving quality and outcomes across cancer pathways, based on shared data and metrics. Continuing to deliver the strategy and its programmes will require committed leadership, smart choices around investing to save, and a firm intent to try new approaches and test new models of care.

United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS)

UKONS are a Registered Charity (1136972) run voluntarily by cancer nurses for cancer nurses. UKONS was founded in 2005 and their vision is to: ‘Promote excellence in the nursing management and care of all those directly and indirectly affected by cancer in all four countries of the UK’.

UKONS work at both local and regional levels to ensure that UKONS is a voice for all cancer nurses across the UK. By engaging with the educational and developmental needs of their members they also play an advisory role in the development of cancer guidelines and policy.

British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA)

BOPA is the British Oncology Pharmacy Association, founded in the autumn of 1996 and grew out of the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA).

The purpose of BOPA, which is a registered charity, is to promote excellence in the pharmaceutical care of patients with cancer through education, communication, research and innovation by an alliance of hospital, community and academic pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, those in the pharmaceutical industry and other healthcare professionals.

NUTRITANK

Nutritank connects and empowers like-minded people who want to learn to give more meaningful patient advice, by expanding their knowledge of nutrition and lifestyle medicine. They believe that information surrounding food, nutrition and lifestyle medicine should be understood so that it can be applied to benefit communities, patients and the wider society.

By working with medical schools, nutrition and dietetic organisations around the UK, Nutritank has evolved into an innovative information hub of food, nutrition and lifestyle medicine.

The Society for Integrative Oncology

Founded in 2003, SIO is the premier multi-disciplinary professional organization for integrative oncology. A not-for-profit organization, SIO enables communication, education, and research to occur by bringing together practitioners from multiple disciplines focused on the care of cancer patients and survivors.

The mission of the Society for Integrative Oncology is to advance evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative healthcare to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

CanRehab

CanRehab is an internationally recognised specialist training company providing award winning , evidence-based education on exercise after a cancer diagnosis. Their programmes are designed to develop the skills of all individuals in the health, fitness and charity sector to help advise on the benefits of exercise to anyone with cancer. Specialised assessed training enables to health and exercise professionals to evaluate, risk assess, and provide safe effective and individualised exercise programmes specifically for those clients living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis.  As one in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in our lifetime, this is more pressing than ever.

British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)

The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) is a professional body for Registered Nutrition Practitioners. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests, nutritional therapy and the Registered Nutrition Practitioners. BANT offers a wide range of benefits to student and full members and has its finger on the pulse for any changes or new developments within this dynamic profession.

The College of Medicine

The College of Medicine advocate for a new attitude to healthcare: one which forges partnerships across society, emphasises prevention and a multi-faceted approach and empowers a healthier, happier population. They think everyone should be part of the conversation about health, not just a select professional elite.

Founded in 2010, they bring together the experience of senior healthcare professionals and scientists who know the NHS from the inside; the lateral thinking and enthusiasm of the many students associated with the College and – centrally – the powerful voice of all those who receive healthcare, and their carers.

RESEARCH COUNCIL FOR COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE

The vision of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM) is to promote research that will widen the availability of and access to safe and effective complementary medicine for patients within the National Health Service in the UK, to help prevent disease and improve patients’ health and quality of life.

PENNY BROHN UK

The Bristol Whole Life Approach lies at the heart of everything Penny Brohn do. At its core, it’s about building resilience into every aspect of life and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal and repair itself. Integrative (Whole Person) Care.

Penny Brohn recognise that all parts of ourselves – mind, body, spirit and emotions – are all closely connected and work together to support our immune system and its ability to keep us well.

The Minded Institute

The Minded Institute is a world leader in the development and implementation of yoga therapy and mindfulness programs for those with mental health and chronic physical health problems.

Based in the UK, they provide:

  • World-leading professional yoga therapy training
  • Evidence-based training and professional development for yoga teachers, therapists, and healthcare professionals
  • Workshops and lectures on yoga and mental health
  • High-level research informing our training programs
  • Lobbying for the inclusion of yoga and yoga therapy in the NHS

Yoga in Health Care Alliance (YIHA)

The Yoga in Health Care Alliance (YIHA) is a social enterprise that is enabling the UK National Health Service to provide yoga to its patients. They are also developing a model that can be used by other healthcare providers in the UK and internationally. There is significant robust evidence for yoga as an effective ‘mind-body’ medicine that can both prevent and manage chronic health issues and it also delivers significant cost savings to healthcare providers. Their first job is to enable the NHS and yoga teachers to work together effectively.

British Holistic Medical Association

The British Holistic Medical Association publishes think-pieces and shines a spotlight on innovative projects embracing holistic healthcare. Their vision is for a more sustainable, compassionate and ‘human’ approach to how mainstream medicine is delivered. They engage with doctors, nurses, carers, community groups and the public – by empowering those from the ground-up, they seek to stimulate whole system change.

Yoga Alliance Professionals

Yoga Alliance Professionals is one of the leading professional bodies for yoga teachers and trainers. Established in 2006, Yoga Alliance Professionals supports yoga teachers worldwide to progress in their career.

Cancer Care Map

Cancer Care Map is an online resource to help people living with cancer find care and support services in their local area, anywhere in the UK.

People with cancer, their friends and family and healthcare professionals can search for any cancer-related service, free of charge. A team works to make sure the details are up to date.

EUROCAM

EUROCAM is a European platform for organisations representing patients, medical doctors, veterinarians and practitioners in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine sector. The aim of EUROCAM is to promote the contribution of Complementary and Alternative Medicine to better health in Europe. The objective of EUROCAM is to promote and facilitate CAM’s role in enhancing and maintaining citizens’ health, highlighting health promotion as well as CAM’s contribution in preventative healthcare.

The Nutrition Collective

The Nutrition Collective is community and platform for integrative healthcare practitioners, supportive associations and ethical companies. They hope to become the bridge between business and community, between natural and integrative health.

They want to make it easy for everyone to connect and learn from each other and those who can best support them. They follow this vision by hosting affordable CPD events for practitioners across the UK and Ireland.

An international events and communications company with an experienced team who have developed and launched events across a range of sectors. They are currently organising the European Congress for Integrative Medicine and the Your Life and Cancer online event. 

British Society for Integrative Oncology

BSIO is the leading professional organisation for integrative oncology in the UK. Their goal is to promote the integration of conventional, nutritional, lifestyle and complementary medicine to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

www.BSIO.org.uk

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The information and content provided on this website and in the programmes of Integrative Oncology UK is intended for information and educational purposes only. Progressive Communications Ltd and the BSIO do not consider that any of the information provided, will treat or cure cancer.

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