A Life in a Day is NOW FULL and registration is CLOSED


The Life in a day experience is now fully booked and registration for this event is CLOSED.  Please keep an eye out on the BOPA website for future Life in a Day events.

Please see original information on Life in a Day below.

The BOPA Committee.


Dear members,

We are very excited to offer you the opportunity to participate in A Life in a Day of an RCC (renal cell carcinoma) patient.

What is “A Life in a Day”?

A Life in a Day is a ground-breaking, immersive simulation in which you become the patient and experience the challenges, choices and impact that real patients face every day. This around-the-clock immersive experience integrates with your daily routine to deliver a visceral insight into patients’ lives.

The programme will be delivered as part of BOPA’s commitment to patient centric thinking. It will allow you to gain a deeper understanding and empathy for our patients and provides an opportunity to reflect on ways in which we can continue to improve their lives.

“I feel that this will really improve my practice. In a busy hospital, it can be quite easy to distance yourself from the reality of what patients go through. This experience will make me think more about the experience of patients in between their treatments and how they cope with it. I will be able to empathise even more with them in the future.” BOPA member

This hugely innovative programme was successfully piloted in September this year, and we are now delighted to be able to offer it to you!

How does it work?

The experience is delivered during a normal working day. You do not change your schedule, you go to work as normal… but for the duration you experience what it would be like to live your life as an RCC (renal cell carcinoma) patient.

The experience is delivered through 3 components

1. An interactive app
2. Live role play
3. A “kit” of sealed items

When is it happening?

We will deliver this experience to you on July 30th, 2020.

IMPORTANT: You DO NOT need to clear your schedule to take part. The purpose of the experience is that you should continue with your schedule as normal and discover what impact it would have on your life if you were a patient. However, you will require regular access to your phone on the day however, so do not select a date if you are travelling by plane or have a conference/meeting that requires you turn your phone off.

How do I sign up?

To register your interest, please complete the Doodle registration HERE by July 9th, 2020. Please ensure you confirm your full name, email address, mobile number and home address for us to send your kit to you.

Registered participants will receive the following:

• Calendar invites for a mandatory 1-hour briefing and debriefing webinar – these will take place just before and after the experience
• A “kit” to accompany the experience will arrive approximately 1-week before the experience
• An email with the application download and activation instructions a few days before the experience

We hope you will take this amazing opportunity to walk the shoes of an RCC patient. Be quick, spaces are limited!

Best Regards


Emma Foreman BSc(Hons), MSc Clin Onc, MRPharmS (IP)
BOPA Co-chair
British Oncology Pharmacy Association

CMX-UK-002581| June 2020
The delivery of this programme is funded and supported by Ipsen Ltd.

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