A quality checklist: Your standards of care

Our Quality Checklist helps make good care a reality for all men with prostate cancer.

Men face a postcode lottery when accessing prostate cancer services across the country. This is unacceptable. Our Quality Checklist tackles these inequalities by setting out the care and support men should expect to receive wherever they live.

We spoke to people affected by prostate cancer and healthcare professionals to develop the Checklist. We now want men, their families, friends and carers to be able to use it to make sure they are receiving the best possible care.

Tell us what you think of the Checklist in the comments section below.

In Northern Ireland

We launched our Checklist in the Northern Ireland Assembly on 2 October 2014.

14 MLAs (Members of the Legislative Assembly) attended the event. As a result of the event we have met with the Health Minister and five major parties to discuss the Checklist further and how we can use it in Northern Ireland.

 

Anything which informs and encourages men, such as this checklist, to investigate and report concerns in this area is very welcome.

- Jim Wells MLA, Health Minister

In Wales

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."

In England

Over 200 MPs & four Clinical Commissioning Groups have endorsed the checklist in England.

MPs who support the Checklist:

In Scotland

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 information.

MSPs who support the Checklist:

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