Chief Investigators: Mr Ash Subramanian, Consultant Oncoplastic Surgeon, Eastbourne District General and Ms Gill Roberts, founder of "Flat Friends"
Researcher: Dr Helena Harder
Data Manager & Survey Designer: Shirley May
SHORE-C together with Mr Ash Subramanian, Consultant Oncoplastic Surgeon, Eastbourne District General Hospital, Lis Grimsey, Macmillan Consultant Nurse and Mrs Gill Cant, founder of "Flat Friends, designed three online surveys to explore:
1) The opinions of UK breast surgeons, via the Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS), towards reconstructive breast surgery.
2) The opinions of specialist breast care nurses towards reconstructive breast surgery.
3) Via the “Flat Friends” Facebook Closed Group, members’ reasons for wanting or not wanting a breast reconstruction.
Findings from the surveys will help inform the contents of a prospective communication study of women facing mastectomy for breast cancer to examine surgical choices, information provision and decision making.