Bupa UK Insurance and Cromwell Hospital have launched a new Specialist Centre for prostate cancer, giving patients fast access to diagnostic tests and if needed, onward care. There are plans to further extend the network next year.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men in the UK, with approximately one in eight men being diagnosed in their lifetime. Early detection is crucial, as research suggests that treatment at stages one and two has a near 100% survival rate compared to around 50% at stage four. However, Bupa research shows that a quarter of men have put off having a health issue checked, and one in 10 admit to deliberately missing or delaying a cancer screening, often due to work commitments.

To address these concerns and make it easier for customers to seek care, Bupa health insurance customers who are concerned about prostate cancer can get an appointment at a Specialist Centre for prostate cancer within just two working days. At the centre, they can undergo all initial diagnostic tests and scans in the same appointment, including blood tests for prostate cancer. If necessary, customers will be treated within 31 days of calling Bupa – twice as fast as national targets.

The London Prostate Cancer Centre is part of Bupa’s expanding network of Specialist Centres, which also include centres for breast cancer and bowel cancer. These centres offer an outstanding customer experience and high-quality care, including access to the latest and most effective treatments for prostate cancer. Additionally, customers can access emotional and well-being support from counsellors and nurses to help them cope with a cancer diagnosis, as well as Bupa’s Live Well with Cancer and enhanced recovery programmes.

Overall, Bupa’s Specialist Centres aim to provide faster and more personalised care for those affected by cancer, making it easier for people to prioritise their health and wellbeing.

Alex Perry, CEO of Bupa UK Insurance said: “With cancer, speed is of the essence and we know that early diagnosis leads to better outcomes. Analysis of data from our Specialist Centres for breast cancer shows that we’re helping customers get a diagnosis much quicker, and at earlier stages, when it’s easier to treat. That’s why we’re expanding our Specialist Centres with the Cromwell Hospital to include prostate cancer, so more customers can get fast access to the treatment they need.”

Philip Luce, CEO of Cromwell Hospital said: “We’re proud to be working with Bupa UK Insurance to be a specialist centre for prostate cancer, providing quick diagnosis, faster access to treatment and the latest technology to aid quicker recovery and help to save lives.”

To increase awareness of prostate cancer and help spot signs earlier, Bupa has launched a new campaign with Ugo Monye, a former England rugby international player and Strictly contestant. Ugo lost his father to prostate cancer just over a year ago and he’s encouraging men to get checked as soon as possible if they notice unexplained or persistent changes to their health.


Why Choose Us? 

At Cromwell Hospital, we understand the importance of receiving timely and expert care when faced with a prostate cancer diagnosis. That’s why we’re proud to be recognised as a Specialist Centre for Prostate Cancer in the UK. Our dedicated team of consultants, nurses, and specialists are committed to providing personalised care and cutting-edge treatments for prostate cancer.

Our state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technology enable us to offer a range of innovative treatments, including minimally invasive surgery and precision radiotherapy. We also offer a variety of blood tests for prostate cancer, including PSA testing and genomic profiling, to ensure accurate diagnoses and tailored treatment plans.

As a patient at our London Prostate Cancer Centre, you’ll have access to a comprehensive range of services, from initial consultations and diagnostics to ongoing support and aftercare. Our team is passionate about delivering exceptional care and ensuring that each patient receives the best possible outcome.

Choose Cromwell Hospital for your prostate cancer treatment and benefit from:

  • Expertise: Our experienced consultants and specialists are leaders in their field, with a deep understanding of prostate cancer and its complexities.
  • Personalisation: We take a personal approach to care, tailoring treatment plans to meet your unique needs and preferences.
  • Technology: We invest in the latest advancements in medical technology, ensuring you receive the most effective and efficient care possible.
  • Compassion: Our compassionate staff are dedicated to supporting you throughout your journey, from diagnosis to recovery.

Trust Cromwell Hospital for your prostate cancer care and experience the difference that our specialist centre can make. Book an appointment today and take the first step towards a healthier future.