Our award winning information

We are committed to increasing awareness of prostate cancer and improving men's experience of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship by providing accessible, accurate, current and comprehensive information.

We hope our information will add to any medical advice you have had and help you to make any decisions you may face. Please continue to talk to your doctor if you are worried about any medical issues.

Pocket Media Awards

2014 Winners

Plain English Awards

2013 Winners

2011 Winners

British Medical Association patient information awards

2010 Highly commended

2010 Commended

2009 Award winner for men's health

2009 Commended


2008 Award winner for Men's Health

The Information Standard

The Information Standard Scheme was developed by the Department of Health to improve the quality of information available to the public and to help people make informed choices about their healthcare.

To achieve certification by the Information Standard Scheme, we had to show that our information is accurate, impartial, balanced, evidence-based, accessible and well-written.

The Scheme covers health care information we produce for:

  • Men with prostate cancer, their friends, families and carers
  • Men at risk of developing prostate cancer, their friends, families and carers

The Information Standard Disclaimer

Prostate Cancer UK shall hold responsibility for the accuracy of the information they publish and neither the Scheme Operator nor the Scheme Owner shall have any responsibility whatsoever for costs, losses or direct or indirect damages or costs arising from inaccuracy of information or omissions in information published on the website on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK.

Weblogs, forums and personal experience pages – except where personal experience pages have been produced through a systematic process of validation. Are excluded from the scope of certification.

Information Standard

Find out more about the team

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Our reviewers

All of our information is reviewed by our Support and Information Specialist Nurses, medical specialists and people affected by prostate cancer.

Members of the Prostate Cancer Voices network help us make sure that our information answers all the important questions and is easy to understand.

Our Clinical Expert Reviewers are external health professionals with particular expertise or interest in prostate cancer, for example, clinicians, specialist nurses, dietitians and physiotherapists. They check our information for clinical accuracy and provide expert opinion on prostate cancer related issues.

We also have a Health Professional Advisory Group who contribute their knowledge and expertise to help develop the Charity's information and health professional education services.

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References

You will see that many of our information pages have a link to 'References' This is where we list journal articles and other resources that we have used to write the information. They are the original sources of facts and statistics that appear in our information. Your local library should be able to get any articles for you that you would like to read in full or you can read the abstracts of most articles at www.pubmed.com