NHS England has launched its national Cancer Patient Experience Survey (CPES), asking for feedback from cancer patients (16 years and over), to inform and improve local cancer services across England.

The NHS want patients to have the best experience possible and hearing about your experience is crucial in helping them to deliver what you need and want.

Those who were treated for cancer as an inpatient or day-case, and left hospital in April, May or June 2023, will be invited to take part in the survey.

The survey takes no more than 20 minutes to complete and can be done online, on paper, or over the phone.

If you need support completing the survey or need it made available in another language, you can call the free helpline number: 0800 103 2804. There is a video to support engagement from ethnic minorities.

The NHS and cancer charities use the results to understand what is working well and which areas need improvement. The results enable them to identify national and local priorities and work with patients and partners to deliver change.

The survey is anonymous, and all personal data will be kept safe.

The results of the survey will be available in Summer 2024.

If you receive an invitation, please fill out the questionnaire and have your say so we can deliver the best possible service to patients. You can also complete the survey online by visiting the national Cancer Patient Experience Survey website.

For more information about the survey and other ways to provide feedback on cancer care please visit www.ncpes.co.uk.