Results from 2017 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey are the best ever

With survival rates at an all-time high, the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey (NCPES) has revealed the best results in its history with almost 70,000 patients rating their overall care nine out of 10.

The NCPES asks people with cancer across England to rate their care on a scale of zero (very poor) to 10 (very good).

Overall ratings continue to improve, with year on year increases in reported positive experience. Patients also reported more positively on areas including involvement in decisions about care and treatment, and being treated with dignity and respect.

The survey also points to areas for further improvement including follow up community and social care after treatment. Work is underway to improve in these areas, to ensure patients receive personalised care to live with and beyond cancer.

See the NHS England press release here

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