This survey of the specialist nursing workforce caring for men with prostate cancer was completed across the four countries of the UK during June and July 2014. In total 302 specialist nurses working with men affected by prostate cancer completed the survey and data from 285 was used in the analysis. This is the biggest whole population survey of this workforce in recent years.
The most common job title was Clinical Nurse Specialist (185) and the most common band was Agenda for Change band seven (174). However in Scotland 50% of the respondents stated that they were paid on band six. Over half the group (158) had worked in prostate cancer care for more than 10 years. Few (48) had come into specialist posts from a specific specialist nurse development role.