Men face a postcode lottery when accessing prostate cancer
services across the country. This is unacceptable. We have
written an audit
report that outlines the differences men face in the
quality of care around the country. The report will help
commisioners and policy makers to see how they are performing
compared to other areas.
To address these inequalities, we developed a Quality
Checklist which outlines the care and support men should
expect to receive whether in England, Wales,
Northern Ireland or
Scotland. It is based on research with people affected by
prostate cancer and healthcare professionals. We want local NHS
bodies to sign up to our Quality Checklist to commit to providing
top quality care and support for all men with prostate cancer.
We have also launched the Quality Checklist in four pilot areas across