John Stevenson MP for Carlisle has expressed his support for work being undertaken by The Prostate Cancer Charity to identify a national set of standards of quality prostate cancer care.
Following a wide-ranging consultation with people affected by prostate cancer, The Prostate Cancer Charity has compiled a draft set of standards that set out what good quality care looks like.
The Charity is now calling on men who have been affected by prostate cancer, their partners and healthcare professionals to provide feedback on the standards, to ensure they reflect the care men with prostate cancer need.
Once finalised, The Prostate Cancer Charity will be working with the Government, health professionals and commissioners to ensure these standards are implemented across the country, so that men everywhere receive the same high quality care.
John met local campaigner James Allan when he visited Parliament earlier this month to promote the charity nationally.
John said, ‘Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. This is why I believe that it is essential we know exactly what people affected by the disease require and expect from our health service.
“I am therefore backing calls for national standards of care, and would urge anyone with direct or indirect experience of the disease to feed back on The Prostate Cancer Charity’s draft standards. Men everywhere deserve quality prostate cancer care, and delivering that is what this initiative is all about.”
John Stevenson MP signed up to the campaign at a special event held at the Houses of Parliament this week where he met people affected by prostate cancer.
- To view and feed back on The Prostate Cancer Charity’s draft standards of quality prostate cancer care visit: www.prostate-cancer.org.uk/takeaction. Alternatively, to receive a hard copy by post, please call 0208 222 7173
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