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Extra funds for nurse training welcome, but our survey shows workforce under huge strain

5 Sep 2019

The Government's spending review included the promise of funding to train Clinical Nurse Specialists, but more action is needed to address a massively strained workforce.

New self-management programme could save NHS resources and support men better

21 May 2019

Allowing men to access test results online provides just as good support while saving the NHS money.

New guidelines prompt doctors to offer active surveillance for low risk cancers

9 May 2019

We publish new best practice guidelines on active surveillance, as NICE advise it should be offered to men with low risk localised prostate cancer.

Improving picture of mpMRI in Wales as petition triggers debate

28 Mar 2019

BLOG: Last year we asked supporters to sign a petition for better access to mpMRI scans in Wales. Our Policy Manager, Tim Windle, gives an update on the progress made so far.

'Fantastic news' as health officials confirm Northern Ireland will finally get cancer strategy

7 Mar 2019

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

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.

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

31 Oct 2018

BLOG: 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.