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24 October 2012

Stevenson Supports Prostate Cancer UK's 'Quality Checklist'

Stewart Stevenson, SNP MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, gave his backing to a Prostate Cancer UK initiative to help men with prostate cancer receive the best possible support and care regardless of where they reside in Scotland.

Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘Quality Checklist’ outlines the support men with prostate cancer should expect from the health service through every step of their treatment.

At a meeting at the Scottish National Party Conference in Perth, Prostate Cancer UK and Mr Stevenson discussed the survey which showed a wide variation in experience with care that men with prostate cancer received, indicating the requirement for a checklist. The Quality Checklist was produced by Prostate Cancer UK through a process of consultation with men affected by the disease, their families, health care professionals, and policy makers.

Prostate cancer is predicted to be the most common cancer overall by 2030. Prostate Cancer UK is suggesting The Quality Checklist is adopted by Health Boards throughout Scotland in order to ensure people with prostate cancer throughout Scotland receive the best possible health service.

Commenting, Mr Stevenson said:

“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in Scotland. The Prostate Cancer UK Quality Checklist is a great source of support and information for men to gain the care they need and deserve.

“Everyone deserves the best possible care, and I fully support the campaign for the Prostate Cancer UK’s Quality Checklist to be adopted by the NHS.”

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