This site is intended for healthcare professionals only

Call for nurses to become prostate cancer Clinical Champions

Written by: | Published:

Amy Rylance Amy Rylance, Head of Improving Care at Prostate Cancer UK

Leading men’s health charity Prostate Cancer UK is looking for nurses to join its Clinical Champions programme. The new 18-month programme is the first of its kind dedicated to improve care for men living with, or at risk of prostate cancer. It aims to recruit experienced nurses to give them the skills and support to navigate the NHS and improve care.

Read more about prostate cancer

Explaining the rationale for the progamme, Amy Rylance, Head of Improving Care at Prostate Cancer UK, said: ‘Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK. But across the four nations men still don’t have access to the same high-quality diagnosis, treatment and support. The additional strain on resources caused by the pandemic, coupled with increasing patient numbers and advances in technology mean prostate cancer services must continually adapt and improve to meet the needs of men they serve.’

Run in conjunction with the leadership development organisation Living Potential, the Clinical Champions programme will include formal leadership training, individual coaching, and ongoing peer support and learning. ‘Our Clinical Champions programme will support participants to drive meaningful change for men and their families and become champions for prostate cancer care. We know nurses play a crucial role in the prostate cancer pathway, which is why I’d encourage anyone with a passion to improve prostate cancer services in their area to apply,’ said Ms Rylance.

Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 22 January 2021.

Find out more about the Clinical Champions programme and how to apply here.

What do you think? Leave a comment below or tweet your views to @IndyNurseMag

This material is protected by MA Healthcare Ltd copyright.
See Terms and Conditions.

Comments

Name
 
Email
 
Comments
 

Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 

Most read articles from Practice Nursing Journal

Practice Nursing Journal latest issue and most read articles.

Click here to read a selection of free to access articles from Practice Nursing Journal

Newsletter

Sign up to the newsletter

About

Independent Nurse is the professional resource for primary care and community nurses, providing clinical articles for practice nurses and prescribers.

Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up to date with the latest nursing news.

Stay Connected

Stay social with Independent Nurse by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook or connecting on LinkedIn.

Archive

Need access to some of our older articles? You can view our archive, or alternatively contact us.

Contact Us

MA Healthcare Ltd.
St Jude's Church, Dulwich Road
London, SE24 0PB

Tel: +44 (0)20 7738 5454
Registered in England and Wales No. 01878373

Meet the team

Authors

Find out how to contribute to Independent Nurse here.