Cancer Services were identified as a priority topic for Healthwatch Isle of Wight for 2016-17 as a result of engagement with the local community.
A questionnaire survey was carried out with local people who had used cancer services since January 2016. Questions concentrated on three topics that had emerged strongly from patient experiences recorded in a 2015 Healthwatch Isle of Wight survey on Cancer Services.
Responses to questions in the more recent survey suggested some decline in the consistency of case management since early 2016. Noticeable differences were described in the level of co-ordination between hospitals when contrasted with co-ordination between hospitals and G.P. practices. Experiences were particularly variable of information on other sources of support, for example community services.
To read the full report including the 6 recommendations and responses from service providers and commissioners please see: https://www.healthwatchisleofwight.co.uk/reports-0