We are a patient-led group consisting of men affected by prostate cancer, together with their wives/partners and family members.
We were set up in 2000 with the aim of helping men and their wives/partners cope with prostate cancer. We also aim to raise awareness of the risks of prostate cancer among the local community.
We were originally set up with the active cooperation of the George Eliot Hospital. However, we now serve the Coventry, Nuneaton, Hinckley and Rugby areas. Thus, our members are drawn from both the UHCW and George Eliot NHS Trusts, ie Walsgrave, St Cross, and George Eliot Hospitals. We have excellent working relationships with staff from these hospitals, both from the Urology and Oncology departments. We also have patrons, some of who are Consultants or ex-Consultants.
We hold open meetings every two months alternating between Coventry and Nuneaton. New members are always welcome at these meetings, and we reserve time to chat informally. We discuss issues, exchange information, and share experiences. Between us we have a wide experience of treatments and their outcomes. We also try to arrange speakers for our meetings. The topics are often clinical in nature, eg dealing with latest treatments, but we do have other topics of general interest, as well as social events, eg quiz nights, and Christmas lunch.
We also run a Drop-In Centre in Coventry City centre. All are welcome to call in for a chat in informal and relaxed surroundings. No appointment is necessary.
We are a charity, and have an elected Board of Trustees.
Our Springman logo represents the men who bounce back having found treatment and strength from their clinicians, families, and other men.