Follow-up care for prostate cancer has traditionally been led by secondary care in hospital out-patient clinics. As the number of men with prostate cancer increases and secondary care resources face pressure, alternative follow-up models are being sought. Current National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance recommends follow-up outside the hospital setting for patients who are stable 2 years following radical treatment and for those undergoing ‘watchful waiting’. The aim of this study was to describe current practice in a sample of relevant health care professionals and to seek their views on the role of primary care in prostate cancer follow-up.
- qualitative study
- primary care