We have been working with politicians and the
NHS since 2012 to get the Checklist adopted across
the UK. Here's our progress:
We launched our Checklist in the Northern Ireland Assembly
on 2 October 2014. 14 MLAs (Members of the Legislative
Assembly) attended the event. The Chief Medical Officer for
Northern Ireland has agreed to meet with us to discuss
prostate cancer issues in greater depth.
"Anything which informs and encourages
men, such as this checklist, to investigate and report concerns in
this area is very welcome."
We’re delighted that the Minister for Health & Social
Services, Professor Mark Drakeford AM, has endorsed the Checklist.
He said: "The Quality Checklist correlates well with our aims set
out in our Cancer Deliver Plan. Patients should have access to a
key worker to support them through the care pathway and have the
opportunity to have their needs captured in a care plan."
We are currently working on a new project looking at how we
can ensure that the treatment and support pathways for men are
right, focussing on a few areas in England and
Scotland. Our vision of great care, encapsulated by the
Checklist, will be at the heart of how we work with local NHS, and
other partners, to improve the care men receive.
Eleven health boards have said they will work with us on
implementing the Checklist. We're asking them to
give out the Checklist to diagnosed men and commit to providing the
support it sets out. We'll do what we can to support health staff -
for example with our education programme and award-winning
Below are some of the MLAs, MPs and MSPs who
support the Checklist.