To assist and inspire you, we’re sharing a selection of case studies that we hope you can replicate and apply to your own practice.
These are just a selection of the projects and services that we’ve developed in partnership across the UK. If you would like to find out more on a certain topic or case study, please contact us.
Read about 5 Trusts in England’s experiences in transforming their prostate cancer diagnostic pathway to provide an mpMRI scan before biopsy.
Read about Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust's plan to improve local provision for specialist palliative care for men with advanced prostate cancer.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board established a uro-oncology CNS service to provide holistic support to men, offering them Health Needs Assessments (HNA) and treatment summaries.
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust established follow-up clinics in community care and telephone nurse-led clinics, offering full prostate assessment as well as holistic review and referral onto secondary care.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust established a comprehensive survivorship service for men with prostate cancer in the South Tees area.
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust established a nurse led hormone therapy wellbeing clinic which identified unmet need and explored ways to support patient self-management. Holistic needs assessments were used and action plans were developed in partnership with patients.
John Taylor Hospice established a community based Prostate Cancer Nurse Specialist with the remit to provide a joined up service for men on their prostate cancer pathway as they transfer between secondary and primary care.
Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust established a new community care pathway for hormone refractory prostate cancer patients which tested a holistic approach to support and personalised model of care.
Northumbria Healthcare wanted to reduce travel times for men in rural Northumberland, ensuring that they had equal access to care and support services, improved patient experience and better outcomes.
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust developed a standardised 'recovery programme’ which embraced PROMS to define, evaluate and reassess the supportive care needs of these men.
North Bristol NHS Trust established Living-well days and courses, implemented Holistic Needs Assessments, treatment summaries and a remote monitoring system to improve the model of follow-up care.
How Royal United Hospital Bath NHS trust set up follow-up services for men who'd undergone external beam radiotherapy.
Establishing a two-day residential or three-day non residential course to provide tailored and high quality information and support to men and their supporters to help them manage side-effects.
How Maggie's Cancer Centre in Fife developed a course for men with prostate cancer to provide them with support, and improve their understanding of treatment options and how to manage side effects.
Find out about the Christie's creation of a prostate specialist radiographer post, and the package for side effect management which that radiographer introduced.
The Gay Healthy Living Centre in Birmingham and METRO in Greenwich created support groups where LGBT men and women can speak frankly.
Find out how the Hospice of St. Francis established new clinics, courses, workshops and support groups outside their traditional userbase.
Find out about the numerous ways our partners have supported the gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust developed an administrative led remote service that could support men on long term prostate cancer follow-up and promote self-management.
The Christie's clinics allow for routine follow-up care of prostate cancer to take place in the community much earlier, bringing holistic care and support closer to patient’s homes.
Find out how we worked with a range of partners to create survivorship conferences across the four nations.
Find out how we worked with Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital to identify ways to support men and their families in understanding active surveillance.
How NHS Fife improved patient experience and reduced waiting times by providing a key worker from biopsy through treatment and on a long-term basis.
Barts Health and St. Joseph's Hospice set up a physiotherapy service to promote physical activity and help men manage the side effects of treatment, with results indicating a wide range of improvements.
Find out what we learnt from working with our partners to provide holistic support for men.
How Hillingdon Hospitals Trust implemented a new remote tracking system for stable prostate cancer patients with the provision of self-management support.
How Health with Hawthorn created a programme to help men adjust to life with prostate cancer and the unwelcome side effects of treatment by offering group support, information and physical activity.
Where clinicians signpost and refer men to psychosexual therapy and counselling support, there is a reduction in anxiety and depression and an improvement in relationships.
Find out how GSTT introduced a new more efficient and cost effective pathway for patients and the Trust, and what it included.
NHS Lothian developed a establishing a new service within an existing pathway. Here's what they found out.