Resources for Health Professionals - Risk Campaign

Prostate Cancer UK and NHS England have launched a campaign to find 14,000 undiagnosed men who need urgent treatment.

The campaign promotes our thirty-second online risk checker so men who learn they are at high risk of prostate cancer can make an informed choice about speaking to their GP.

The risk checker provides balanced information that supports the Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme and makes the advantages and disadvantages of the PSA test clear. Men can opt-in to be emailed a copy of their risk checker results and links to further information. We encourage them to bring this email to their GP consultation to support an informed discussion about the PSA test.

We know that NHS staff have worked tirelessly to maintain cancer services during the last year and since March 2021 we have seen several months of record referral levels.

However, there continues to be huge challenges within the prostate cancer pathway. Nationally, referrals are now back at pre-pandemic levels but there are some areas where referrals are still below this. Please support our campaign using the resources listed below.

Risk campaign tool kit

Resources to help you support our risk awareness campaign and help find the 14,000 men.

Tool kit

Campaign information for primary care professionals

National Prostate Cancer Audit: Covid-19 impact reports

Patient information for your practice

You can order our printed publications for free to display in your practice, or share with your patients. You can also signpost your patients to our publications so that they can easily access them online.

Order our publications

Our Specialist Nurse Services

Our Specialist Nurses have a broad experience across Primary Care, Urology, Oncology and Palliative Care. They provide support and information to people who want information on a range of prostate cancer topics, such as PSA testing. Our Nurses are here for you too and are happy to provide support to health professionals with questions about prostate cancer.

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Supporting primary care health professionals

The NHS Cancer Programme can provide support through a network of Cancer Alliance primary care leads, who can work with your Primary Care Networks to understand referral data and develop plans to address the treatment gap at a local level. These leads are based in the 21 Cancer Alliances across England and can help identify priority tumour types with the greatest opportunity for addressing the gaps in referrals and treatment.

Cancer Alliance primary care leads