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.

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Implementing mpMRI before biopsy: learning from those that have succeeded

Read about 5 Trusts in England’s experiences in transforming their prostate cancer diagnostic pathway to provide an mpMRI scan before biopsy.

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Implementing prostate cancer specific palliative care in Northamptonshire

Read about Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust's plan to improve local provision for specialist palliative care for men with advanced prostate cancer.

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Establishing a uro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist to provide holistic support

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.

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Establishing 'closer to home' community nurse-led clinics for men with stable prostate cancer

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.

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Introducing a survivorship agenda initiative in the South Tees area

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust established a comprehensive survivorship service for men with prostate cancer in the South Tees area.

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Understanding the invisible long term needs of men receiving hormone therapy

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.

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Establishing a community based Prostate Cancer Nurse Specialist

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.

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A new community care pathway for hormone refractory patients

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.

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Bringing care closer to home in rural areas

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.

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Develop a recovery programme for radical prostatectomy

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

Implementing an integrated model of survivorship

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.

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Improving patient experience of radical radiotherapy

How Royal United Hospital Bath NHS trust set up follow-up services for men who'd undergone external beam radiotherapy.

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Developing a holistic survivorship course

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.

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Developing a course on treatment options and 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.

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Prostate specialist radiography

Find out about the Christie's creation of a prostate specialist radiographer post, and the package for side effect management which that radiographer introduced.

Support groups for gay or bisexual men and transgender women

The Gay Healthy Living Centre in Birmingham and METRO in Greenwich created support groups where LGBT men and women can speak frankly.

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Improving wellbeing support services in a hospice setting

Find out how the Hospice of St. Francis established new clinics, courses, workshops and support groups outside their traditional userbase.

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Commissioning a GBT prostate cancer conference

Find out about the numerous ways our partners have supported the gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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Establishing an administrative led follow-up and support service

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.

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Setting up nurse-led, community-based follow-up clinics

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.

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Survivorship Conferences for Post-Treatment Prostate Cancer Patients

Find out how we worked with a range of partners to create survivorship conferences across the four nations.

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Understanding Active Surveillance

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.

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Setting up a single point of contact for newly diagnosed men

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.

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Improving continence through a specialist physiotherapy service

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.

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Holistic Therapies and Prostate Cancer

Find out what we learnt from working with our partners to provide holistic support for men.

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Supported self management for prostate cancer patients

How Hillingdon Hospitals Trust implemented a new remote tracking system for stable prostate cancer patients with the provision of self-management support.

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Commissioning a tailored physical activity group programme

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.

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Reducing anxiety and depression through psychosexual therapy

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.

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Introduction of a new survivorship pathway

Find out how GSTT introduced a new more efficient and cost effective pathway for patients and the Trust, and what it included.

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Development of a physio led pre prostatectomy clinic in Scotland

NHS Lothian developed a establishing a new service within an existing pathway. Here's what they found out.