March 2010: Day of Action

On 19 March 2010, during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, people across the UK took 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.

Campaign Progress

  • Over 550 emails and letters were sent to parliamentarians, parliamentary candidates and healthcare providers. Over a hundred responses were received from parliamentarians or parliamentary candidates, 62 of whom took action. Twelve healthcare providers responded
  • One campaigner had a meeting with his local Primary Care Trust and as a result has been invited to sit on a group as a patient representative to highlight the concerns of men with prostate cancer at regular meetings
  • As the result of a media story placed in the Manchester Evening News by a campaigner, John Leech MP tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) raising concerns that men receive inadequate support to help them cope with prostate cancer. It has now been signed by 66 MPs. View the EDM
  • After being contacted by a campaigner, Jim Tolson MSP asked a series of questions in Scottish Parliament about the provision of support services for prostate cancer in Scotland

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