Welcome to the website for the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey. The survey is an important part of the national NHS Cancer Programme, which places patient experience on a par with clinical effectiveness and safety as a key strategic priority. It has been designed to monitor national progress on cancer care, to drive local quality improvements, to assist commissioners and providers of cancer care and to inform the work of the various charities and stakeholder groups supporting cancer patients.

The survey is overseen by a national Cancer Patient Experience Advisory Group. This Advisory Group set the principles and objectives of the survey programme and guide questionnaire development. The survey is commissioned and managed by NHS England and NHS Improvement. The implementation, analyses and reporting is completed by Picker.

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2020

The 2020 survey is being run a voluntary basis and will be sent to eligible participants in late April 2021. The survey will be open for completion until mid-July 2021. Publication dates are TBC but are expected around Autumn 2021.

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2021

The 2021 survey is expected to run to a similar timetable as previous surveys – with sampling guidance issued in the late summer of 2021, fieldwork in autumn 2021/winter 2022 and publication in spring 2022.