Here's a snapshot of our work from 2009 -
2012 - Value-based pricing
When the Government announced that from 2014 all new branded drugs
will be assessed using value-based pricing, we wanted to make
sure that people affected by cancer had a say in this new system.
We worked with thirteen other leading cancer charities to produce a
report - Value-based
pricing: Getting it right for people with cancer. This sets out
the key recommendations which came out of research we
2012 - Quality Checklist
Over several months we gathered views on what makes good
care from lots of people affected by prostate cancer, and
clinicians. We used these to develop our Quality
Checklist, which sets out the care we think men with
prostate cancer should get. It has been well received. The Royal
College of Nursing and Royal College of General Practitioners are
among those who have endorsed the Checklist.
We're delighted that post-chemotherapy abiraterone is now
available to men regardless of where they live in the UK. Initially
the drug was rejected for use on the NHS. But we campaigned
with supporters against this decision, and in June 2012
the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
reversed its draft decision for England and Wales, the
Health Department in Northern Ireland endorsed this decision, and
the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) followed suit.
2011 - Testing Choices
We launched this campaign to ensure that all men at
higher risk of prostate cancer can access the balanced information
and one-to-one support they need to make an informed choice about
the PSA test. We have now closed the
campaign and are now developing new and better ways of
ensuring men have the balanced information and support to make
informed choices about testing.
2010 - Our first Campaigning Day
Our first campaigning day saw people across the UK take action to
improve prostate cancer support services in their area. The
aim of the campaign was to raise awareness of the support services
that men with prostate cancer need and to find out whether these
services are being provided locally.
2010 - Pledge for Prostate Cancer
In the run up to the 2010 general election, we called on
MPs and MSPs to take action to reduce inequalities and improve
prostate cancer services. Many MPs and all MSPs have signed the
pledge. Before the next Westminster general election in 2015, we
will again be calling on prospective MPs to make a commitment to
improve care for men with prostate cancer.
2009 - Hampered by hormones?
We ran this campaign to ensure men who receive hormone therapy and their
partners have access to high quality support and
information. The campaign called for the urgent implementation
of clinical guidelines on the care of men with prostate cancer to
address unacceptable gaps in services.