Table 1

Survey summaries for the National Cancer Patient Experience Surveys (NCPES) 2013 and 2014

NCPES 201324NCPES 2014252634
Variable (%)
 Patients treated during sample period116 525118 081
 Actual sample size*Not reported109 763
 Respondents68 737 (63.9%)70 141 (63.9%)
 Hospital Trusts†155153
 Response rate range per Trust33–74%42–75%
 Sample inclusion periodSeptember 2012 to November 2012September 2013 to November 2013
 Proportion of respondents rating their care as excellent or very good58 525 (88.4%)59 677 (89.0%)
  • *The actual sample size excludes patients known to have died, patients opting out for a variety of reasons and to those to whom no questionnaire has been sent.

  • †Hospital Trusts are the organisations providing care, where a Trust may be responsible for providing care across two or more hospital sites; mergers account for the reduction in Trust numbers between 2013 and 2014.