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  • National survey shows decline in positive experience for brain tumour patients

    Many people with a brain tumour are not receiving the care and support they expect, according to the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2016.

    The survey is designed to monitor national progress on cancer care, provide information that could be used to drive local quality improvements, assist multi-disciplinary teams, commissioners, and NHS Trusts in improving patient services, and inform the work of charities supporting cancer patients.

    The survey found that:

    • Only 26% of people with a brain tumour received a care plan

    • 42% said they felt their clinical team worked together all of the time to give the best possible care

    • 40% felt supported by their GP

    • 42% felt happy with the provision of care and support post treatment

    • 63% were happy with how their results were communicated to them

    All of the above showed a decline from 2015. 

    • On a positive, 85.5% felt they had all the information they needed about radiotherapy, and 57.6% (an increase from 52% in 2015) had a better understanding of how the treatment worked for...

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    Category: Campaign News | Published: 26 July 2017

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