cancer survivorship

If you’ve recently completed treatment for breast, colorectal or haematological cancer, and feel ready to try out an activity programme to help you get back up and running, our exercise referral team will soon put you on the right track.

Having played a key role in pioneering the Bournemouth After Cancer Survivorship Programme (BACSUP), our exercise referral team has the understanding and experience to develop an activity programme that will work for you, taking all your needs into account.

BACSUP offers cancer patients a free, eight-week programme of exercise and activity, advice and support, provided by health and wellbeing experts in any of our Bournemouth and Poole leisure centres. Those who have come through the programme find exercise a ‘wonder drug’ in their treatment and believe it should be routinely included in the cancer care pathway.

Launched in partnership with the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH), Bournemouth Borough Council, NHS Bournemouth and Poole, Macmillan Cancer Support, Dorset Cancer Network and Bournemouth University, BACSUP is now a nationally-recognised scheme for use in cancer rehabilitation programmes.

To find out more, get in touch with our exercise referral team.