Building on the work of the National Cancer Survivorship Institute, and utilising funding from our committed partners the Movember Foundation & Royal Mail, we funded 59 health professionals based in the NHS and other health organisations to test new or innovative models of care to support men living with and beyond prostate cancer.
Between them, those professionals have supported more than 38,000 people through 44 different projects, across all four nations in the UK and in both primary and secondary care sectors.
The impact of your support
In 2016, the programme funding from the Movember Foundation & Royal Mail came to an end, but the impact of the work continues to be seen and felt by men affected by prostate cancer across the UK.
The HSCP programme has supported 44 sites in total across the UK, with a total value of £3,500,000
59 health professional posts – 52 Clinical Nurse Specialists, 5 physiotherapists, 1 radiographer & 1 occupational therapist
2/3 of projects involved creating a new clinic or service
38,000 people have been supported through the programme – 94% of these are male
1,439 partners or carers of men with prostate cancer have been supported through the programme
94% of men surveyed reported an improved experience of the support or care they received
97% of men surveyed reported improved mental wellbeing
88% of men surveyed reported improved outcomes in their physical condition - this includes sexual function, continence, physical activity and general wellbeing
25 projects engaged with local stakeholders and healthcare professionals reaching over 700 individuals in total
310 Health Care Professionals have reported they now have improved knowledge and awareness of the needs of men with prostate cancer
10 projects have generated savings or are helping services operate with greater efficiency
75% of the completed projects have plans in place to sustain the funded posts or activities
Learnings from the Croydon project are being implemented across 11 London Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) with the potential to support 12, 597 men living with prostate cancer in these areas
More about the programme
The Health and Social Care Professionals programme comprised a range of different projects across the UK, funded by the Movember Foundation & Royal Mail and delivered by Prostate Cancer UK.
The projects, though varied, have one thing in common; they’re working to transform care for men with prostate disease and their families in their area.
- Read the programme summary booklet for more details on all 44 projects
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The project money from Prostate Cancer UK has allowed us to be brave and follow our instincts in pursuing quality follow up care for men who have been treated for prostate cancer; providing a service closer to home which is supported by direct access to specialist care