James Brokenshire has given his support to Prostate Cancer UK’s work to raise standards of care provided to men with prostate cancer. James joined other MPs at a special campaign event in Westminster to hear how a new quality checklist could help improve support and information.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK. Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Every hour 1 man dies from prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer UK has produced a Quality Checklist to be used as a best practice guide for men and clinicians. The checklist sets out 15 national standards for care and support that men with prostate cancer should expect from the point of their diagnosis onwards.
James Brokenshire said:
“It is incredibly important that we do all we can to ensure all men with prostate cancer get the care and support they need. I congratulate Prostate Cancer UK for their great work in raising awareness of the disease and supporting men who are receiving treatment.
“Prostate Cancer UK’s new checklist is an important way to help drive improved standards of care and greater consistency. It also provides men who’ve received a diagnosis with a much clearer picture of what they should expect by way of support and information.”
- To view the Quality Checklist please visit www.prostatecanceruk.org/qualitycare
- Anyone concerned about prostate cancer can call Prostate Cancer UK's confidential Helpline on 0800 074 8383 or visit or visit www.prostatecanceruk.org. The helpline is staffed by specialist nurses and open from 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday and from 7 - 9pm on Wednesdays.