Consultation Responses

We respond to public consultations to ensure the voice of people affected by prostate cancer is heard by Government and policy makers and to raise the profile of prostate cancer.

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Strengthening the NHS Constitution

Read our response to the Department of Health's consultation on the NHS Constitution

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NHS Standard Contract response: Urological cancers

Read our response to the NHS Standard Contract: Urological cancers fro the NHS Commissioning Board

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CCG Indicator Consultation

Read our response to NICE's consultation on CCG Indicators

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Brachytherapy

Read our response to the consultation on NHS Commissioning Board Consulation on Brachytherapy services

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SMC consultation on new prostate cancer drugs, Sept 2011/Jan 2012

We responded to the Scottish Medicines Consortium's consultations on a new prostate cancer drugs cabazitaxel.

Read our response to the consultation on cabazitaxel.

Read our response to the consultation on abiraterone.

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Detect cancer early initiative, August 2011 - Scotland

We responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on it's Detect cancer early initiative.

Read our response.

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NICE consultations on new prostate cancer drugs, August/September 2011

We responded to NICE consultations on the reviews of two new prostate cancer drugs. We will continue to work with NICE while they develop recommendations on their use in England and Wales.

Read our response on the use of abiraterone after chemotherapy.

Read our response on the use of abiraterone before chemotheraphy.

Read our response on denosumab.

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NICE review of clinical guideline on prostate cancer, June 2011

We responded to NICE's draft proposal to review the clinical guideline on prostate cancer: diagnosis and treatment as part of its regular three year review process.

Read our response

Read about the review of the guideline

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Inquiry into future of public health in England, June 2011

The Charity has made a written submission to the Health Select Committee's inquiry into the future of public health in England. The inquiry has been launched to scrutinise the changes the Government has said it wants to make to the public health service in England.

Read our response

Find out more about the inquiry

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NHS Future Forum, May 2011

We submitted a written response to the Government's Listening Exercise on the Heath and Social Care Bill. The Listening Exercise was run by the NHS Future Forum, a group of 45 professionals from across health and social care. They were tasked with listening to the concerns of patients, the public and stakeholders about the impact of the Bill.

Read our full response

Read the Future Forum's report

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Older consultation responses

Public Health strategy, March 2011

We responded to the Department of Health's consultation on the new Public Health strategy for England, Healthy lives, healthy people, which sets out the Government's long term vision for public health. We also responded to the associated consultation on the Public Health Outcomes Framework.
Read our full response to Healthy lives, health people
Read our full response to the Public Health Outhcomes Framework

Value Based Pricing, March 2011

We responded to the Department of Health's consultation on proposals to establish a value-based system of pricing medicines. The system aims to change the way in which NHS patients access branded medicines.
Read our full response

Cancer Drugs Fund, January 2011

We responded to the Department of Health's consultation on proposals to establish a Cancer Drugs Fund from April 2011. The Fund is intended to improve access to cancer drugs prior to the anticipated reform of the current arrangements for branded drug pricing, which expire in 2013.
Read our full response

NHS White Paper Consultations, January 2011

We responded to the Department of Health's "Liberating the NHS: An Information Revolution" consultation which covered proposals to transform the way information is accessed, collected, analysed, and used to promote patient involvement and improve care.
Read our full response

We responded to the Department of Health's "Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control" consultation which covered proposals for offering more choice to patients, promote shared decision making and proposals for 'any willing provider' to offer healthcare services.
Read our full response

NHS White Paper Consultations, October 2010

We responded to the Department of Health's "Liberating the NHS: increasing democratic legitimacy in health" consultation which covered proposals to give local authorities a stronger role in healthcare, proposals to establish local HealthWatch bodies and proposals to deliver effective patient and public involvement in the NHS.
Read our full response

We responded to the Department of Health's "Liberating the NHS: commissioning for patients" consultation which covered proposals to put GPs in charge of commissioning health care services and the establishment of an NHS commissioning board.
Read our full response

We responded to the Department of Health's "Liberating the NHS: Transparency in outcomes - a framework for the NHS" consultation which covered proposals to hold the NHS Commissioning Board to account for delivering better health outcomes through a national NHS Outcomes Framework.
Read our full response

Prostate Cancer Screening, September 2010

We responded to a consultation on prostate cancer screening held by the UK National Screening Committee.
Read the full response

Review of the Cancer Reform Strategy, September 2010

We responded to the Government's consultation on the review of the 2007 Cancer Reform Strategy. This review was designed to update the Government's cancer strategy and ensure it is in line with the "Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS" White Paper.
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We also fed into the Prostate Cancer Advisory Group's response to the review of the Cancer Reform Strategy. The Prostate Cancer Advisory Group includes representatives from the Department of Health, health professionals and researchers and advises the Government on prostate cancer issues.
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All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer, June 2009

We responded to the call for evidence on cancer inequalities from the All Party Group on Cancer. Following our written submission, we are also asked by the All Party Group to provide oral evidence. Our evidence was quoted in the final report.
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NHS Constitution, October 2008

We responded to the Government's consultation on the NHS Constitution, welcoming the principles in the Constitution and outlining our recommendations for how the Constitution could be improved.
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Better Cancer Care: A discussion, May 2008

We responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on the future priorities for cancer care in Scotland to make a series of suggestions on how the Scottish Government could improve prostate cancer care.
Read the full response