National cancer patient experience survey

Quality Health has published the latest National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2016.

The survey asked people with cancer across England for their views on their care, with 72,788 responding.

Key findings of the national cancer patient experience survey 2016 include:

  • 87.5% of patients said they got their cancer tests at the right time, up from 86.6% last year
  • 78% of respondents said that they were definitely involved as much as they wanted to be in decisions about their care
  • 90% of respondents said they were given the name of a Clinical Nurse Specialist who would support them through their treatment. When asked how easy or difficult it had been to contact their Clinical Nurse Specialist, 86% of respondents said that it had been “quite easy” or “very easy”
  • 88% of respondents said that, overall, they were always treated with dignity and respect while they were in hospital
  • 94% of respondents said that hospital staff told them who to contact if they were worried about their condition or treatment after they left hospital

Additional link: NHS England news

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