17 August 2012
Juliet Bouverie, Director of Services, Macmillan Cancer Support, says:
“We welcome the release of this data. It is fantastic news that so many Trusts have improved in the experience they provide cancer patients in one year.
“However it is essential that this is the case across all cancer types. People who have rarer cancers should not be treated any worse than those with a common cancer.
“Macmillan believes that the NHS Commissioning Board now needs to ensure strong incentives are provided to the NHS so that commissioners are judged on patient experience as a measure of how they are performing.1”
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Notes to Editors:
1. Macmillan Cancer Support is calling for the NHS Commissioning Board to include an indicator based on the Cancer Patient Experience Survey in the Commissioning Outcomes Framework.
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