Mark Tami pledges to back Prostate Cancer UK’s Quality Checklist

Prostate Cancer UKFlintshire MP Mark Tami  has pledged to support the swift implementation of a Prostate Cancer UK initiative in Flintshire to help men with prostate cancer receive the best possible care and support, regardless of where they live.

 Mark Tami MP showed his support for the Quality Checklist at a campaigning event held at Westminster this week where Mark met with people affected by prostate cancer from across the country.

Mark said: ““Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, and is set to be the most common cancer overall by 2030. It is incredibly important that we do all we can to ensure all men with the disease get the care and support they need. I am therefore delighted to endorse Prostate Cancer UK’s Quality Checklist, and call on Betsi Cadwaladr to ensure it is adopted as soon as possible”

Dr Sarah Cant, Director of Policy and Campaigns at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “There are over 250,000 men living with prostate cancer in the UK, many of whom have to make difficult treatment choices or cope with tough side effects. It’s not good enough that that they also face a postcode lottery when it comes to the quality of support and information they receive to deal with this. It is vital that every man with prostate cancer has access to the world class information, care and support he needs and deserves if we are to help men have a better quality of life in the future.”

To view the Quality Checklist please visit www.prostatecanceruk.org/qualitycare