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Call for nurses to become prostate cancer Clinical Champions

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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.

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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.

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