We’re very proud to be the in-house Research & Evaluation Team at Penny Brohn UK. The primary purpose of our work is to evaluate Penny Brohn UK’s services using rigorous and objective data collection methodologies. We use this data to help Penny Brohn understand the needs and experiences of its clients and to understand the impact its services have on people’s health and wellbeing. We also work closely with the Services team to develop new services and improve existing ones.
We employ a range of quantitative and qualitative methods, using a mixture of bespoke and validated questionnaires, focus groups and interviews to help us understand the rich and varied experiences of the people Penny Brohn supports.
Over the past 10 years we’ve developed links with dozens of health professionals and academics across the UK and internationally, have published our work in peer-reviewed journals and presented at many national and international conferences.
Penny Brohn UK has been advocating social prescribing for nearly 40 years. Here are eight ways to incorporate social prescribing into a healthcare process.
Key findings from our 2019 nutrition and supplement survey have allowed us to better understand the nutrition needs of people living with and beyond cancer.
Results are in following a study, looking into the impact of nutrition advice and support received by people using our services.
Dr Helen Seers, Head of Research and Evaluation recaps on her time at the second international social prescribing conference at the University of Westminster, London.
Finding reliable information on treatments can be a challenge. With our evidence-based information sheets we’ve done all the research so you don’t have to.
We are pleased to announce that we have launched our first ever Impact Report, detailing the impact that our organisation has made during 2018.
In March we were invited by National Voices to join the conversation of Rethinking Medicine, and how medicine can support health and healthcare in England.
The ambitious NHS long term plan is putting people at the centre of healthcare and we’re looking forward to seeing the plans unfold.
This month we’ve released the latest evidence-based information sheet on the physical activities you can take part in at Penny Brohn UK.
What is post-traumatic growth and why can it occur in individuals with advanced cancer? Find out more about the research conducted at Penny Brohn UK here.
Cancer survival rates are increasing thanks to breakthroughs in treatments across the world but what does this mean for the psychological impact of cancer.
Responding to recent publicity on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in cancer care.
After cancer treatment, it’s normal to look forward to returning to familiar routines but, starting work again can take planning and courage, so it is important to make sure that you are ready for this step.
This year’s Yes to Life Conference was about exploring ways in which integrating conventional cancer care and lifestyle medicine can improve outcomes.
A new article on phytochemicals in cancer management.
This article looks at how approaches like our Bristol Whole Life Approach are changing cancer care by addressing the needs of the person as well as treating the disease.
A piece written by our Medical Director, Dr Catherine Zollman for the Journal of Holistic Healthcare.
This webinar, draws upon the findings of the Realising the Value programme and how person and community centred approaches have helped people to manage health and wellbeing better.
To mark Self-Management Week (3-7 October 2016), we want to provide you an overview of the self-management work at Penny Brohn UK.
The Research & Evaluation team at Penny Brohn UK are excited to publish our latest evaluation report concerning our self-management education services.