Response to the White Paper Healthy Lives, Healthy People

The document sets out Government progress in developing a vision for public health and a timeline for completing the operational design of this work through the Public Health System Reform Updates.

Owen Sharp, Chief Executive at The Prostate Cancer Charity, explains: "This report provides further detail about the future of the public health system in England. Yet for prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men, it remains unclear where in the system the responsibility for ensuring the facts about the disease reach men will lie.

"Men need clear and balanced information about prostate cancer so that they can make an informed decision about whether to have tests that can help diagnose the disease.

"The Charity is very keen to collaborate and support work to ensure that men continue to receive the support and information they need, but clarity and leadership on the issue from the Government is first needed."