MP backs prostate cancer campaign

EASINGTON MP Grahame Morris is backing work being done to raise standards in prostate cancer care.

Mr Morris has expressed support for the work of The Prostate Cancer Charity.

After a wide-ranging consultation with people affected by prostate cancer, the 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 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 – regardless of where they live.

Mr Morris said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, which is why I believe it’s essential we know exactly what people affected by the disease require and expect from our health service.”

To view and give feedback on the charity’s draft standards of quality prostate cancer care visit www.prostate-cancer.org.uk/takeaction or call 0208 222 7651 to receive a copy by post.