Every comment counts – help shape your NHS cancer services.

Local/Greater Manchester Surveys

Here you will find surveys from our team at the alliance, where we would really value your feedback to help shape and improve our services. If there is a current survey that is live, here is the place to find it!

From time to time, we will include surveys from external organisations that we feel may be of interest to you and welcome your contributions. It will be clearly stated if these are run by an external organisation and not affiliated with the alliance.

Current live local surveys:

‘Volunteer to Career’ scoping survey: (Closes Friday 29th September 2023) Have your say on a new idea to develop a pathway for people affected by cancer to develop their volunteer skills to work towards paid employment within NHS Cancer Services. Share your views with us via the following link: Volunteer to Career scoping survey [opens in a new window]

Genomics Education survey: (Closes Sunday 24 September 2023) Share your views on what you think patients and carers wish to understand about Genomics, to support with an upcoming Genomics event and for future education for patients and carers. Share your views with us via the following link: Genomics Education survey [opens in a new window]

National Surveys

There are two main national surveys run by NHS England, which focus on the experience of care of people affected by cancer including the Quality of Life (QoL) survey, and the Cancer Patient Experience Survey (CPES).

We have provided an overview and comparison of these surveys below. If you would like more information, you can read a more detailed overview in this Downloadable PDF.

When you receive invites to take part in these surveys, we would encourage you to complete them and provide your feedback to help shape cancer services to better meet people’s needs and preferences.

Find out more about different ways in which you can get involved by clicking on one of the links below: 

Quality of Life (Qol) Cancer Patient Experience Survey ( CPES and U16 CPES)
What is it? Short, nationwide, 10 minute survey asking about overall emotional, physical and social wellbeing to find out how quality of life may have changed for people diagnosed with cancer. Nationwide survey which asks about satisfaction of care received
Who is it for? For people in England who have had a cancer diagnosis CPES: All adult patients aged 16+ with a confirmed diagnosis of cancer, or who have been in hospitals for cancer related treatment and have been discharged within a three month period (usually April to June)

U16 CPES: The survey is for children under the age of 16 and their parents/carers who have recently had care at certain hospitals in England. These hospitals are Principal Treatment Centres (PTCs). Some children who are 16 years old may also be sent a survey if they received care within the past year as a 15 year old.

How often does it run? Patients are invited to complete the survey around 18 months after diagnosis. CPES is a one off survey that runs every year for three months. Only people who have been treated for cancer during the three month period are invited to take part.
What format does it take? Online survey, but paper form can be provided Paper based survey but with an online option
What happens to the results? Answers are analysed to build up a national picture on quality of life outcomes for people diagnosed with cancer.

Answers are given back to participants in a format that helps them to understand how quality of life compares to other people in a similar position.

Your views will help to improve the way that the NHS supports people to live as long and as well as possible.

Answers are analysed to help build a national picture of how people feel about the quality of the cancer care that the NHS provides, and how satisfied people are with their care.

Your views will help to improve the quality of cancer services in the NHS.