Welcome to BUST, the Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust, the Bristol based charity founded by patients for patients to support the work of the Bristol Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital.

Latest news and updates

Shelley Potter is leading an NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funded study exploring the long-term clinical and cost-effectiveness of breast reconstruction. This study is a follow on from the 2008/9 National Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Audit and aims to compare the outcomes of different types of breast reconstruction (e.g. implant and... read more

Well done to one of our Committee Members, Susan, for organising the Denim and Diamonds evening on 9 November. The event sold out well before the evening itself.  Simon, BUST Trustee, played saxophone with his band and the whole evening was a huge success.  So much so, that over £3,000 was raised for BUST!!  Further photos are... read more

Well done Joe again! - 27 November 2019

Not content with running 5 half marathons in the early part of this year, Joe McEntee is back in his running gear! Joe did the Baltimore half marathon in October, was due to run the Florence marathon on 24 November and then the Portsmouth marathon on 22 December, to raise funds for BUST. read more

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Aiming for our £2 million milestone

About BUST


About Bust

In 2013, The Southmead Breast Care Centre was expanded to include the United Hospitals Bristol staff and patients.   The clinical teams are now working together to create a Centre of Excellence for breast care in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

Over 22,000 patients per year attend the Bristol Breast Care Centre, including a significant number of male patients.  The numbers will continue to grow in line with the increased awareness of breast disease, especially in younger women.

BUST is pleased to support the important work of this excellent team by raising money to support innovation and purchase of new technology, such as state-of-the-art scanners, before it is available through the NHS.  BUST has raised more than £1,700,000 and every penny has been spent supporting patient care.  As well as providing equipment BUST is also contributing towards pioneering surgery.