Recommendation ID

Patient experience:- Qualitative studies are needed to assess the key issues in patient experience and patient information needs in the cancer diagnostic pathway, particularly in the interval between first presentation to primary care and first appointment in secondary care. Outcomes of interest are patient satisfaction, quality of life and patient perception of the quality of care and information.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- There was very little information on both patient information needs and patient experience throughout the cancer diagnostic pathway. Filling this gap should improve future patient experience.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Suspected cancer: recognition and referral
Date issued
June 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No