Primrose Foundation



Contributing to excellence in breast care services at Derriford Hospital NHS Trust


Help Us Celebrate National Primrose Day!

Come and join us on 19th April 2017, from 10:30 -1pm, to celebrate National Primrose Day at the Primrose Breast Care Centre. more> >

Stuart Hall Provides Update on His Fundraising Mountain Cycle Challenge of the Infamous Mount Ventoux

Stuart Hall, a Firefighter, based a Crownhill in Plymouth, Devon, provides an update on his mountain cycle challenge of the infamous Mount Ventoux, 'La Bicinglette', to raise funds for the Primrose Foundation. more> >

Dr. Jim Steel Comments on 'Cancer: Then and Now' report

More than 170,000 people in the UK who were diagnosed with cancer up to 40 years ago are still alive, a report by Macmillan Cancer Support has suggested. more> >

Dr. Jim Steel Reveals His Thoughts on Processed Meat and Its Link with Cancer

Dr. Jim Steele, Radiologist at the Primrose Breast Care Centre, has shared his thoughts about the recent WHO report, regarding the link between processed meat and cancer. more> >


We have been reflecting on how, in the last two decades, the breast care centre at Derriford Hospital, has been at the centre of improved developments and treatment for people with breast problems in the South West. more> >

Meet Maggie

Maggie Jenkin is Advanced Practitioner Radiographer, working on the Imaging side of the Primrose Breast Care Centre. Her role involves reading mammogram images, performing ultrasound scans and carrying out needle intervention tests. more> >

Primrose Radiologist Comments On New Research About Generic Drug

Dr Jim Steel, Breast Radiologist at the Primrose Breast Care Centre, comments on news about generic drug which can improve survival rates for women who develop breast cancer after menopause. more> >

Inspiring Fundraiser Raises Approximately 20,00

Helen Huish, aged 69, is a truly inspiring woman. After fighting breast cancer, she has raised approximately 20,000 for the Primrose Foundation, over a period of 18 years - making her the charity's longest and biggest fundraiser to date. more> >

Thank you to Lanhydrock Golf Club

A Cornish Golf Club conducted a year-long fundraising campaign to raise nearly 2,000 for the Primrose Foundation. more> >

Thank you to the Moorland Garden Hotel!

The team at the The Moorland Garden Hotel appointed the Primrose Foundation as its 2014 charity of the year and raised much needed funds on our behalf. more> >

Did you see the feature about our 20th birthday celebrations in the Plymouth Herald yesterday?

Some of our original trustees came together to reflect on our history and they had some fantastic stories to tell about the forming of the Primrose Foundation back in 1995. more> >

We have launched our new Facebook page

This year is our 20th birthday and what better way to celebrate than to launch our Facebook page, where we can share our story with you. more> >

Tandem Riders Shake off the Storms to Cross the Finish Line for Charity

Tandem bike riders, Jane and Rob Smith from Cornwall, cycled through the high wind and rain this weekend to cross the finish line at the 100 Mile Prudential RideLondon event, and raised over ?1,000 for breast cancer charity, The Primrose Foundation. more> >

Marathon Zumba Session Raised Nearly ?2,000 for two Cancer Charities

Earlier this month, a group of 70 women danced their hearts out for two hours straight in what they called a ?Zumbathon? and raised almost ?2,000 for two cancer charities ? The Primrose Foundation and Cancer Research UK. more> >

Breakthrough for Breast Cancer Research

Research carried out by University College London has discovered a blood test that can identify women who are at risk of developing breast cancer, even if they don?t carry the genes linked to the disease, and give them a ten year warning. more> >

Primrose Foundation stall at Derriford hospital today

Charity week is currently taking place at Derriford Hospital and today is your chance to come along and catch the Primrose Foundation flying its colours more> >

Tandem Riders Debut their Primrose Foundation Cycling Kit

Fundraiser Jane Smith debuted her new Primrose Foundation cycling kit at last weekend?s Taunton Flyer Sportive event, where she and her husband Rob rode the 100 kilometre Dakota route on their tandem bike. more> >

Launceston Road Runner raises nearly ?2,000 for The Primrose Foundation

A dedicated fundraiser Julie Barraball has raised almost ?2,000 for The Primrose Foundation after completing her first London Marathon. more> >

John?s 15,000ft Charity jump

John handed over a cheque of ?1200 which was the money he raised for the Primrose Foundation for doing his first ever parachute jump - which was a 15,000ft fall. more> >

Married Couple Riding Tandem for Charity

Four years ago Jane Smith, now 47-years-old, was diagnosed with breast cancer and this year is riding the 100 mile Prudential Ride London in August on a tandem bike with her husband Rob in order to raise funds for the Primrose Foundation. more> >

Bude Cancer Screening Unit Powers On Through The Weather

The fierce winter months may have left the South West battered and bruised, however a new investment in mobile breast screening units have meant this potentially life-saving service has weathered the winter storms. more> >

Former Cancer Patient Hands Over Birthday Donations

Pictured is Alison Dickson presenting a cheque of ?150 to the Primrose Foundation, collected by charity co-ordinator Philip Stephenson (pictured right). more> >

Year Long Fundraising Campaign Raised Big Money for the Primrose Foundation

A year long fundraising campaign organised by members of the Plymouth Mimosa Glade, the women?s wing of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB), raised ?1628 for the Primrose Foundation. more> >

2014 Fundraising Off to a Flying Start For Cancer Charity

Blue skies appeared over Devon last week allowing 67-year-old John Rankin to tandem skydive, raising more than ?850 for The Primrose Foundation, the charitable arm that supports the NHS breast care centre in Derriford Hospital. more> >

Road Runner Running the Good Race for Local Charity

Launceston runner Julie Barriball is competing in the 2014 London Marathon and will also be raising money for local charity the Primrose Foundation. more> >

Small Fall For Man Provides A Windfall For Primrose

A retired shipmaster is preparing to jump out of a plane to raise money for The Primrose Foundation, the charitable arm that supports the NHS breast care centre in Derriford Hospital. more> >

A Celebration of Christmas at Buckfast Abbey

Christmas is rife with traditions and choral group, the Stanborough Chorus, is continuing a decade-long tradition of giving their annual Christmas performance in aid of the Primrose Foundation charity. more> >

300 mile Welsh Walk raises over ?1k

An intrepid fundraiser has raised over ?1,000 for the Primrose Foundation after completing a 300 mile hike from Cardiff to Conwy through the Black Hills, Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia. more> >

Great things from Acorn!

Trudi Spratt, Business Manager at Acorn Recruitment Ltd, presented ?700 to the Primrose Foundation on behalf of Acorn in the South West. Acorn Recruitment Ltd has run a company-wide charity fundraising campaign over the last year, involving a balloon more> >

Dr Jim Steel praises Angelina Jolie for talking about her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy

But Dr Jim Steel, breast radiologist at the Primrose Breast Care Centre at Derriford Hospital, was keen to reassure women that having the BRCA1 cancer gene, like the star, is a very rare occurrence locally more> >

Instow Primrose Coffee Morning

Dame Margaret Fry (left), represented The Primrose Foundation at the annual Primrose Coffee morning at Instow Yacht Club, hosted by Helen Huish. more> >

Elegance Hair hosts fundraising evening for The Primrose Foundation

Jo Hemsley of Elegance Hair, held a successful indulgence evening at its Boringdon Park Golf Club premises in Plympton, raising ?310 for The Primrose Foundation. more> >

Family fundraisers present cheque for ?9,000 to The Primrose Foundation

Kind hearted family fundraisers have donated an astounding ?9,000 to Derriford Hospital based breast care charity, The Primrose Foundation. The donation will go towards supporting a state of the art Digital Mammography machine, as part of the breast scree more> >

Fashion Show Reminder!

The Primrose team would like to remind you that a fashion show will be taking place tomorrow, at the Watermark Centre in Ivybridge. more> >

Skills Group Donates ?2,500 to The Primrose Breast Care Centre

A leading training independent training and development provider in Plymouth, has doubled the cash raised at its annual Employer Event and has donated ?2,500 to The Primrose Breast Care Centre. more> >

Derriford Hospital uses 3D imaging for cancer diagnosis

From the BBCnews - Breast cancer diagnosis at Derriford Hospital will be carried out using a new technique and upgraded technology, say the hospital's doctors. more> >

Plymouth Property Party raises ?5,000 for The Primrose Foundation

Three leading professionals in Plymouth have united for a good cause to host a fundraising event on behalf of local breast care charity, The Primrose Foundation, raising a staggering ?5,000 in one evening. more> >

Family Function Raises ?9,000 for Breast Care Charity

Kind hearted family fundraisers have pulled out the stops once again, by raising an impressive ?9,000 on behalf of Derriford Hospital based breast care charity, The Primrose Foundation. more> >

Winter Ball on behalf of the Primrose Foundation an amazing success

Held at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth this glittering event was organised by great supporters, and was a roaring success! more> >

A Celebration of Christmas At Buckfast Abbey

Friday 14th December 2012. 7.30pm With the Stanborough Chorus. A beautiful location, lovely music, an outstanding choir. more> >

The Inner Wheel Club of Tavistock invite you to the Christmas Wreath Demonstration more> >

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis. (DBT) 3D Digital Breast Imaging, has been introduced to the Primrose Centre more> >

The Countryman?s Fayre

Primrose visit The Countryman's Fayre more> >

Primrose at Princess Yachts? Family Day

Photos of Primrose at this years Princess Yachts' family day. more> >

The Primrose Centre at Derriford Hospital Keeping pace

The emphasis on digital technology gathered pace. It meant that equipment bought in 2000 and later had to be replaced, and equipment not available before, introduced. For example the Digital Specimen Radiography System (DSRS)! Used in theatre, this mach more> >

A brief history of the origin of the Primrose Centre

In 1995 it was the vision of two Consultant Surgeons and a Consultant Radiologist to improve the care given to patients with breast disease. Their aim was to create a purpose built Breast Unit at Derriford Hospital. This ?one stop centre? would provide fa more> >


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