Toggle Contrast

Have your say – National Cancer Patient Experience Survey now open

The NHS wants to ensure that patients have the best experience possible. Having continuous patient feedback is crucial to delivering what patients want and need.

Cancer patients 16 years and over are now being invited to take part in the 2023 national Cancer Patient Experience Survey (CPES). The survey asks for feedback from those who were treated for cancer as an inpatient or day-case, and left hospital in April, May, or June 2023.

The NHS and cancer charities use the results to understand what is working well and which areas need improvement. The results enable them to identify national and local priorities and work with patients and partners to deliver change.

The survey takes no more than 20 minutes to complete and can be done online, on paper, or over the phone. If you need support completing the survey or need it made available in another language, you can call the free helpline number: 0800 103 2804.

The survey is anonymous, and all personal data will be kept safe.

The results will be available in summer 2024.

For more information on the survey and how to access help and support in completing it, please visit

*For those aged 16 and under, feedback is collected via the Under 16 Cancer Patient Experience Survey: