The Prostate Cancer Charity scoops Plain English Award for key publications

At this year's Plain English Awards ceremony The Prostate Cancer Charity received an award for a number of its key publications. The winning publications were just three of a wide range of information leaflets and booklets produced by the Charity, aimed at helping men and their families understand prostate cancer and cope with diagnosis and treatment.

Chrissie Maher OBE, and founder of the Plain English Campaign says, "I've read research and surveys that claim men are not the best when it comes to dealing with their healthcare.  But I think the bigger problem lies in just understanding the jargon and terminology. Plain English is essential at times of crisis, or when dealing with sensitive topics.

"The Prostate Cancer Charity information booklets set an excellent example for clear and reliable Plain English communications, with the main audience in mind. I am so pleased that the Charity has been selected as a winner."

The winning publications are:

Jocelyne James, Information Manager at The Prostate Cancer Charity said: "It is an honour to win an award for the clarity of our information resources. Prostate cancer is complex and we know that men often don't feel they are given appropriate and necessary information about the disease to help them cope with diagnosis and treatment and have a better quality of life. It is for this reason that we put a lot of emphasis on the importance of clear, easy-to-read information for anyone affected by prostate cancer. Producing accessible information such as this is a very important part of our work."