Help developing a survey of patient problems and supportive care during chemotherapy

This survey is part of a service development project commissioned by the NHS National Cancer Action Team (now overseen by NHS Improving Quality).

The aim of the project is to assess the supportive care received by people who are having chemotherapy treatment for cancer. We would like your help in developing a survey to ask about the problems people have and the supportive care that they receive.

The project is being undertaken by the University of Southampton and King's College London in conjunction with several NHS cancer services.You may have been directly invited because you are employed by one of these organisations, or because you are involved in a patient group linked to a cancer service. If you have followed a link from a web site or an invitation issued by another route, you are also welcome to take part.

The project has been assessed as a service development project and as such does not require formal ethical approval from the National Research Ethics Service. However, we will adhere to recognised ethical standards in the conduct of this work. Your responses here will be treated as confidential and no personally identifiable information will be retained.

If you would like more information about the project please contact

Thank you for your help.


Peter Griffiths, July 2013