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Prostate Cancer: Health Education

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th July 2018.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has allocated to prostate cancer awareness campaigns since 2010.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Be Clear on Cancer spend on prostate cancer is available in the following table.

Public Health England (PHE) ran a Be Clear on Cancer prostate cancer local pilot campaign from October to November 2014, specifically targeting Black African-Caribbean men, because of their significantly increased risk of developing prostate cancer compared to the general male population. The campaign included posters, print, community radio messaging, street ambassadors and public relations. All campaign materials have been made available to Prostate Cancer UK so that they can be used in any future activity.

Marketing spend on prostate cancer 2010-2017

Financial Year(s)

Marketing Spend

2010-13

£0

2013-14

£270,000

2014-15

£0

2015-17

£0

Total

£270,000

Notes:

  1. Marketing spend is defined for this purpose as advertising spend covering only the media costs (inclusive of agency commission).
  2. These figures do not include recruitment/classified advertising costs and ad hoc spend under £10,000.
  3. All figures rounded to the nearest £10,000.
  4. All PHE spend over £25,000, including on public health campaigns, is published routinely and available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/phe-spend-over-25000

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