Cancer prehabilitation survey: findings report

Summarises the findings from a survey of stakeholders and service providers about cancer rehabilitation and rehabilitation services in Scotland

3 Breakdown of Respondents

The 2019 questions asking for information about respondents were repeated in this survey. Key findings are shown in table 1.

Breakdown of Respondents

Number of Responses: 187 (compared with 295 in 2019 survey)

Employing Organisation:

  • 77% of respondents worked for the NHS in secondary or tertiary care.
  • The remainder worked for a Health and Social Care Partnership, a Third Sector organisation, a Local Authority or for the NHS in primary care.

Place of Work:

  • 66% of respondents worked in Acute Care (this includes NHS secondary and tertiary care).
  • The remainder worked in Community Care, Third Sector organisations and Local Authority settings.

Job Title / Role:

  • 71% of respondents were Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), Physicians (Tertiary or Secondary Care) or Nurses.
  • Most of the remainder were Macmillan / Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ) staff; in Psychological Support roles; Executive Leads / Service Managers; Physicians (Primary Care) or Exercise Specialists.

Health Board location:

  • Responses were received from 13 of the 14 territorial NHS Health Boards.
  • Four Boards accounted for 65% of responses: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Grampian, Lothian, and Highland.

Cancer Network: Responses broke down as follows:

  • West of Scotland Cancer Network (WoSCAN) – 43% of responses.
  • North Cancer Alliance (NCA) – 32%.
  • South East Scotland Cancer Network (SCAN) – 25%.

See Appendix A: Breakdown of Respondents for more details.



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