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Prostate Cancer

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL15105, tabled on 20 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the number of urology specialist nurses treating prostate cancer.

Answered on

28 April 2021

Specialist clinical nursing workforce working in urology and prostate cancer is a post-registration qualification and it is the responsibility of individual employers to ensure they have the staff available to provide clinical services.

The Spending Review 2020 provides £260 million to continue to increase the National Health Service workforce and support commitments made in the NHS Long Term Plan, including continuing to take forward the Cancer Workforce Plan - Phase One commitment to expand education and training to increase the number of clinical nurse specialists and develop common and consistent competencies.

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