Cancer Patient Experience Survey

The Cancer Patient Experience Survey has been designed to monitor national progress on cancer care; to provide information 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 conducted by Quality Health on behalf of NHS England. The results are published on the Quality Health national Cancer Patient Experience publication website.

Latest publication

These are the latest Official Statistics for England for the Cancer Patient Experience Survey:

Local reports are available for Clinical Commissioning Groups and trusts presenting the latest results specific for local areas. These are designed to inform commissioners and providers about their patients’ experiences and to identify areas for local improvement.

Pre-release access list

Pre-release access list to the Cancer Patient Experience Survey

Previous publications

The 2016 survey is the sixth iteration of the survey first undertaken in 2010. Previous results are published on the Quality Health national Cancer Patient Experience publication website.

Use of the survey results

Results of the 2014 survey on overall patient experience of care form one of the four cancer indicators in the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework 2016/17. The Framework is intended as a focal point for joint work and support between NHS England and CCGs. It is aimed at unlocking change and improvement in a number of key areas including cancer.

The results of the survey are used in the patient experience domain in the Cancer Dashboard produced by NHS England and Public Health England. The Dashboard, a recommendation from the Independent Cancer Taskforce, is intended as a tool to help clinical leaders, commissioners and providers to quickly and easily identify priority areas for improvement; enable easy tracking of progress towards national ambitions on cancer including patient experience; and help to provide context for the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework indicators. Further information is available at:

Contact us

For further information about the published statistics, please contact:

Analytical Services
Medical and Nursing Analytical Unit
NHS England
Quarry House
Leeds LS2 7UE

How to provide feedback about the results

NHS England intends to ensure that our published statistics meet the needs of people who use them. We are committed to making information as accessible and useful as possible.

We therefore welcome feedback from users of the statistics and will consider your comments when reviewing future presentation of the statistics.

You can tell us what you think by emailing us at

Alternatively we welcome your comments via our User Feedback Form.