Cancer patients Quality of Life Survey

If you have been diagnosed with cancer not less than 18 months ago, NHS England & Improvement may write to you, inviting you to take part in a survey so that you can tell the NHS how cancer may have changed your quality of life. This will help improve the way the NHS supports people who have had a cancer diagnosis.

The NHS  would like you to tell us how you are feeling by completing the Cancer Quality of Life Survey. ‘Quality of life’ is about your physical, emotional and social well-being. Your answers could be about your cancer diagnosis and treatment but can also be about any other illnesses and other things happening in your life. The survey will take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete and will ask you questions about your wellbeing.

It is important as the NHS wants to see where care is working well or not so well, and if any new services are needed. To do this, the NHS are comparing how people with an experience of cancer are feeling with information about their cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Once you receive your letter, the easiest way to take part in the survey is online at When you receive a letter you will be given a unique login details (username and a password) to access the survey. If you have a QR reader on your phone or tablet, you can access the survey by scanning the code.

If you are unable to access the survey online, you will be given an option to complete the survey on paper. Please, await a letter invitation to be posted to you.

London still has the lowest QoL response level out of the entire country and north east London has the lowest score overall. Our current response rate is 36% against a target of 50%.

Please, watch the following recently published videos to help spread the word about the QoL tool:

More information is on the North East London Cancer Alliance webpages or visit


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