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Cancer patients increasingly positive about their care

The national cancer patient experience survey 2014, asked over 110,000 cancer patients across the country for their views on their care. Two-thirds responded.

The results show improvements in over half of the questions asked compared with the first survey in 2010, with patients reporting positively on areas including feeling they were given enough information, being offered a range of treatment options and being treated with respect and dignity.

The report however suggests clear areas for improvement with many patients feeling that GPs and nurses at their general practice could do more during their cancer treatment and many feeling they weren’t given enough care from health and social services post discharge.