Closed petition Increase funding for Black, Asian and minority skin tone NHS prosthetics

To increase funding for the NHS to provide breast and other prosthetics required after cancer surgery in a range of skin tone colours to suit people within the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. This should improve mental health and aid recovery following surgery.

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Following breast cancer surgery, many women are offered a temporary breast prosthesis. There are experiences of women with darker skin tones from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities are being offered a white flesh colour skin tone prosthesis. This is affecting their mental health, recovery and ability to integrate back into normal life following surgery. We need to help these patients, who have already suffered cancer, feel respected and valued by being treated equally and fairly.

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