Survey – Cancer waiting times in Wales
Wales’s Cross Party Group on Cancer is running an inquiry into cancer waiting times in Wales. As part of this, they would like to hear from people affected by cancer in Wales about their experiences of waiting to be diagnosed and treated, and where there are opportunities for improvement.
About this opportunity:
The Cross Party Group on Cancer are currently running an inquiry into cancer waiting times in Wales. International studies show that Wales persistently lags behind comparable countries for cancer survival. It is thought that one of the major reasons behind these worrying statistics is that we simply diagnose cancers too late.
Last year Welsh Government introduced a new metric to measure how many patients start treatment within 62 days of the point of suspicion of their cancer. The most recent results from December 2019 showed that 74.9% of patients were diagnosed and treated within the 62-day target.
The Cross Party Group on Cancer would like your feedback on cancer waiting times, and the potential benefits and disadvantages of patients knowing how long the wait for cancer diagnosis and treatment is supposed to be.
The people most affected by cancer waiting times, and delays in diagnosis, are patients. Through sharing your views and experiences, you’ll be helping to ensure the Cross Party Group on Cancer’s inquiry is informed by this important perspective.
Closing date: Friday 24th April
Location: Online Anywhere
Payment and Expenses: N/a
Time commitment: One-off, around 20 minutes
Any specific criteria: People affected by cancer in Wales
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