Turning Our Passion into Action

Our founder, Rose Thompson, had a passion and a drive to improve cancer care and related health services for patients and carers. Her personal and professional experience with cancer governed her vision and motivated her mission. She devoted her life to fighting cancer inequalities both as an allied health professional and as a patient.

She left behind a legacy of achievements and accomplishments that inspired many people in the cancer community. We are therefore committed to making this vision a reality by turning this passion into action!

This is a Great Honour!

On Friday 3rd May 2024, the University of Liverpool opened new state-of-the-art teaching facilities, named after our founder Dr Rose Thompson, and Florence Nightingale.  The Rose Thompson CT and X-Ray Suite and the Florence Nightingale Clinical Simulation Suites will be a hub for experiential learning and skill development for the next generation of nursing and allied healthcare professionals. 

Named after influential women from the field of healthcare, who also have links to the University, the new facilities represent a significant milestone in the University’s commitment to excellence in clinical education.

Dr Rose Thompson
Life & Legacy

This category is dedicated to our dearly beloved Rose Thompson – wife, mother, champion for Black healthcare equality, and founder of The Rose Thompson Foundation – who passed away on June 14th, 2023.

Support the Resource Centre Campaign 

We have launched a funding campaign to establish a state-of-the-art cancer resource centre. The Rose Thompson Resource Centre will provide culturally appropriate and holistic cancer care to patients and careers.

The Rose Thompson Resource Centre

The  Resource Centre will be the charity's hub to facilitate a culturally appropriate cancer support network, including information resources, well-being activities, functional spaces, training, and in-house events.

Collaboration in Cancer Research Initiatives

Our mission involves tackling cancer health inequalities that hit Black and Minority Ethnic groups the hardest, especially with conditions like breast and prostate cancer, and multiple myeloma. These conditions are way more common in people of Black African and Black Caribbean descent, with their risks being twice as high as for that of the white population. 

About us

The Rose Thompson Foundation is committed to bridging the gap in cancer care by providing, and assisting in the delivery of culturally appropriate and adequate support for people in particular but not exclusively from global majority and low income communities.