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Prostate, BPE and symptoms: patient information videos

Seven male cartoon figures in different colours in range of poses. Text says Prostate, BPE and symptoms - everything you want to know. Includes logos of the Health Innovation Network and Health Innovation Oxford and Thames Valley

Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPE), otherwise known as enlarged prostate, is a condition that affects many men and is very common in those over the age of 50. Symptoms include problems with urinating, although not everyone with an enlarged prostate will experience symptoms. There are many treatment options for people affected by BPE, from lifestyle choices through to surgery.

In collaboration with clinicians from Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we have developed a suite of patient information videos on BPE. The videos have been funded by NHS England and are for people affected by, or concerned about, BPE.

‘BPE, or enlarged prostate, affects many men and it can be addressed in a number of ways. These videos provide a clear and comprehensive overview of the condition and available treatments. This is an invaluable resource for people who are concerned about or who have BPE.’  – Mr Neil Barber, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

The aim is to improve patient knowledge and understanding of the condition. The 11 short videos cover what the prostate is, symptoms of BPE, tests and investigations that may be required, lifestyle changes, medication and the different surgical treatment options. The videos are accessible via YouTube. There are subtitled versions in English, Arabic, Mandarin and Urdu.