Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Specialist MDT: Medway NHS Foundation Trust

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Men diagnosed at this hospital trust can access the following services (updated 2022):

  • Diagnostic Facilities:
    • Multiparametric MRI
    • Transperineal biopsy under local anaesthetic
    • Transperineal biopsy under general anaesthetic
    • Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) biopsy
    • Choline PET
    • PSMA (prostate-specific membrane antigen) PET scan
    • Isotope bone scan
  • Treatment Facilities:
    • External beam radiotherapy (EBRT)
    • Low-dose rate brachytherapy
    • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
    • Chemotherapy
    • Joint specialist MDT clinic
  • Support Service Facilities:
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in all clinics
    • Prostate cancer-specific CNSs
    • Advanced PCa CNS
    • Urology CNS
    • Sexual function services
    • Specialist continence services
    • Genetic counselling

Data Quality

Diagnosing Trust Specialist MDT
No. of Cancer Registry records 344 723
Performance Status recorded 42% 55%
PSA completed 2% 2%
Gleason Score completed 87% 82%
TNM completed 51% 60%

Disease Presentation

Specialist MDT National
No. of men with disease status determined 543 31258
Percentage of men diagnosed with metastatic disease 17% 19%


Specialist MDT National
No. of men diagnosed with low-risk localised disease 86 3680
Percentage of men with low-risk localised disease receiving radical treatment 9% 9%
No. of men diagnosed with locally advanced disease 178 11503
Percentage of men diagnosed with locally advanced disease receiving radical treatment 66% 69%


Treatment Centre
No. of men who received radical radiotherapy () 298
Adjusted percentage of men experiencing at least one GI complication (%) 11%

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