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NHS Long Term Plan verdict: a basis for saving more lives but limited on treatments and staffing

8 Jan 2019

BLOG: This week, the Government unveiled its new 10-year plan for the NHS in England. We scrutinised all 136 pages of it to find out what impacts it could have for men being treated or diagnosed for prostate cancer, and how it could help – or hinder – our own plans.

New NICE guidelines should make high-tech scans and treatment advances standard on NHS

12 Dec 2018

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended pre-biopsy mpMRI scans and a host of other improvements to diagnosis and treatments for prostate cancer become standard NHS practice across the UK. While we back the proposals, we're calling for enough scanners and trained staff to deliver them.

Da Vinci's arrival in Belfast offers robotic prostatectomy to men in Northern Ireland for first time

28 Nov 2018

Belfast City Hospital's £1.5 million robot is set to operate on up to 100 men a year, ending years of men having to travel to England for the procedure and no prostate surgery at all in North Ireland since 2016. We get the reaction from two of our volunteers who have helped us campaign for this welcome breakthrough.

Wrexham nurse wins People’s Choice Award for outstanding commitment to prostate cancer patients

27 Nov 2018

Voted for by her colleagues, patients and their families, Sandie Jones scoops our inaugural award for her extraordinary 20-year career caring for men – from biopsy to post-treatment support. We spoke to her and one of her grateful patients, and find out why we're campaigning for more nurses like Sandie across the UK.

We welcome health officials’ plans for a new Northern Ireland cancer strategy

22 Nov 2018

After years of us campaigning, Northern Ireland's Department of Health says it's now likely to develop a strategy for the only Home Nation without one – and we're making sure prostate cancer is a key part of it.

Why the Chancellor has missed a trick on prostate cancer with his pre-Halloween Budget

31 Oct 2018

BLOG: Disappointingly, there were no announcements in the Budget that specifically support men with prostate cancer. But Philip Hammond did announce additional funding for NHS England. Our policy manager, Tim Windle, reflects on a missed opportunity and outlines what NHS England and the devolved nations must do now to improve the future for men with prostate cancer.

We call for upfront radiotherapy for some men with advanced disease to extend more than 3,000 lives a year

22 Oct 2018

The latest results from the STAMPEDE trial have shown immediate radiotherapy with standard hormone therapy could increase the survival of thousands of men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer that hasn't spread too widely. We're now calling for the treatment to be offered to these men as standard on the NHS.

Our five Budget demands: time to get serious about catching prostate cancer early

9 Oct 2018

BLOG: Ahead of the Budget announcement on 29 October, our chief executive Angela Culhane explains why now is the time to really crack earlier diagnosis of the most common cancer in men and the key investments needed to make sure it happens.

We welcome PM's promise of a 'step-change' in cancer diagnosis and urge focus on prostate cancer

3 Oct 2018

Theresa May used her Conservative Party speech today to announce investment in the latest scanners and 'one-stop' centres to radically improve cancer survival rates in the UK. While welcome, we hope they'll be part of a broader NHS plan to help us reach a national screening programme for prostate cancer.

Why is Wales falling behind most of the UK on mpMRI?

5 Jul 2018

Our recent Freedom of Information request to the NHS showed access to the latest diagnostic scans before a biopsy was worse in Wales than the other home nations. Find out why, what we're doing about it and how you can help.