BRA meetings offer a relaxed, supportive and professional atmosphere in which to learn more about what breast reconstruction surgery involves, speak openly about your experience and ask our nurses any questions you may have.
Who attends BRA Meetings?
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Meetings are open to any women who are considering immediate or delayed breast reconstruction. They are also attended by women who have had breast reconstruction and who are at various stages of treatment, including nipple reconstruction and nipple areola micro-pigmentation (nipple tattooing). Many of those attending are happy to speak openly of their experiences.
When and Where are BRA Meetings?
BRA meetings are held twice a month on Tuesday afternoons, hosted by the Breast Reconstruction Team, either via Microsoft Teams video conferencing or face to face in the St Andrews Outpatients Broomfield Hospital. All meetings are held in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
You are welcome to bring along a female relative or friend for support. Our Breast Reconstruction Nurses are always on hand to answer questions you may have about any type of breast reconstruction.
Meetings are held on Tuesday afternoons either virtually via Microsoft Teams video conferencing or face to face at St Andrews Hospital outpatients department. Upcoming meetings for 2022 are below:
9th January 2024 (Virtual)
23rd January 2024 (Face to Face)
6th February 2024 (Virtual)
20th February 2024 (Face to Face)
5th March 2024 (Virtual)
19th March 2024 (Face to Face)
Coming to a Meeting?
Please contact our Breast Reconstruction Nurses on 01245 516136 to confirm which date you would like to attend. If you plan to attend the virtual BRA meeting we will require your email address to send you the link to join the meeting.
What BRA Meetings offer
You will have the time to discuss surgery and to understand and consider the options open to you. You can learn what surgery entails and discover the many types of support available to you and your family during surgery and after discharge.
- An informal and relaxed atmosphere
- The opportunity to meet other women facing the same issues
- Advice and support from trained and experienced Breast Reconstruction Nurses
- Direct access to women who have already benefited from surgery
- Answers to your questions from people with recent experience of the issues you are facing
Although your plastic surgeon will have explained all the details of the surgery, it can often be very difficult to absorb the information and formulate the questions you want to ask. Many women have said that they feel more at ease when they are able to ask questions and express their concerns to another women.