Tackle Prostate Cancer is one of 19 cancer charities working together to campaign and lobby for better treatment and access to drugs. As a coalition, we are trying to have NHS England and NICE reconsider their plan to cap drug treatment costs. One of the actions we have taken is to try and get as many people as possible to sign a petition to stop this proposal. The petition has been developed by Prostate Cancer UK on behalf of all our charities.
We urgently need your help, to persuade NHS England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to reconsider plans that threaten to have a devastating impact on men fighting prostate cancer in the future.
What we know
The plans would mean NHS England can indefinitely delay access to any new treatment which doesn’t fit under its proposed cost cap. This means that breakthrough treatments for advanced prostate cancer such as enzalutamide and abiraterone may have been delayed for years, arrived in the NHS too late for the thousands of men whose lives they have extended, or never have arrived at all. We are seriously concerned for the treatments of the future, which is why we need you to sign our petition.
Help us fight for change
Although we recognise the significant financial challenges facing the current system, this is not the solution. NHS England and NICE need to hear this is unacceptable for patients and come up with a proposal that makes sure patients get the drugs and treatments they need, when they need them.
LINK TO THE PETITION: https://www.change.org/p/nhs-engand-don-t-delay-funding-for-vital-drugs-and-treatments