Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Prostate Cancer

Health written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Roger Williams Roger Williams Liberal Democrat, Brecon and Radnorshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of attendances at general practitioner surgeries by men with a diagnosis of prostate cancer in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department has made no estimate of the number of attendees at general practitioner surgeries by men with a diagnosis of cancer, as the data are not centrally collected.

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence published Clinical Guideline in February 2008 regarding the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, which includes recommendations for the care and management of men with prostate cancer in primary care.

Health care professionals should ensure that mechanisms are in place to allow men with prostate cancer and their primary care providers to gain access to specialist services throughout the course of their disease.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.