The gold standard prostate cancer journey: from the patient’s perspective

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Over 40 000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and over 250 000 are currently living with the condition. In 2014 a working group comprised of charities, patients and healthcare professionals came together to identify what quality of care in prostate cancer really means to patients and their carers. The authors discuss the key findings from the quality standard developed by the working group and what still needs to be done to achieve a gold standard of care from the patient’s perspective.

How the quality standards compare to those developed by NICE and published earlier this year is discussed in an accompanying piece by Jonathan Rees (page 24).

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