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Planning for the next Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey is underway and we are aiming for the survey to be in the field between September and December 2018. An information poster on the survey is available here, please feel free to share this with anyone who may have an interest in the survey.

We have now received approval from the Public Benefit and Privacy Panel (PBPP) to use NHS data to identify a survey sample and approach individuals. A copy of the approval letter is available here.

The content of the questionnaire to be used in the 2018 survey is currently under review to ensure the questions are relevant and useful. The review will incorporate feedback from a range of stakeholders and any changes will be tested with volunteers. A copy of the revised questionnaire will be included here when it is available.

The survey will again be jointly funded by the Scottish Government and Macmillan Cancer Support, and will be run in partnership with Information Services Division, part of NHS National Services Scotland. The survey is supported by a Stakeholder Group which includes representatives from a range of backgrounds, including NHS Boards, academia, the third sector and cancer patients.

Members of the survey's Stakeholder Group agreed at a meeting in December 2017 that the sampling methodology should broadly follow the approach used in the 2015 survey. A note of the agreed methodology for the 2018 survey is available here.


About the Survey

The Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey is a national postal survey run in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support. The survey asks about patients' experience of their Cancer care journey, from thinking that something might be wrong with them to the support they received after diagnosis and treatment.

The survey results will help us to better understand people’s experience of cancer care in Scotland so that we can make sure that our cancer care meets the needs and expectations of patients.

The first Cancer Patient Experience Survey in Scotland was run in 2015. For further details on the survey, including copies of the questionnaire and all results, please use the link below:

If you have any queries about any of the Scottish Care Experience Surveys, please email patientexperience@gov.scot.