ASAP is made up of an international network of representatives
(clinicians, academics and patients) and organisations across the
UK, Canada, Australia and other countries – working together to
identify and demonstrate the best and most cost-effective models
for improving prostate cancer survivorship care and
The idea is simple: in order to make a step change in finding
ways to improve survivorship outcomes for men with prostate cancer,
we need to change practice in the healthcare community and among
men and their families.
ASAP in the UK
The ASAP network in the UK is a £4.5 million collaborative which
brings together a wealth of experts who are working in
collaboration to develop evidence-based practical solutions,
through pilot projects, that can be applied from a local to a
national level and (in some cases) internationally.
During Autumn 2012, we invited interested private, public and
third sector organisations and individuals to apply to become party
of the ASAP UK network. In February 2013 we brought together over
50 people from across the country to our first ASAP UK workshop,
where we identified areas of greatest need and developed project
ideas for improving prostate cancer care in the UK.
Attendees included Prostate Cancer UK volunteers (living with
and through prostate cancer), academics, clinicians, nurses, carers
and a wide range of other health care specialists. Teams then
worked to develop the most promising proposals into detailed
three-year action plans.
These plans are currently being reviewed by independent experts,
before final approval by the ASAP UK Steering Group. Details of the
projects will be announced in Spring 2014.
If you would like to join or support the network, for example
becoming a pilot site, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.