Kidney Cancer: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th November 2021.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to primary care providers on ensuring that patients’ views are taken into account when kidney cancer services are (a) designed and (b) delivered.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

No such guidance has been issued, as primary care providers do not design and deliver kidney cancer services. Cancer services, Cancer Alliances and the National Cancer Programme work closely with patients, carers and their families to ensure policy and service delivery, including for kidney cancer, meet their needs and deliver an improved patient experience. NHS England has published a co-production model, which supports local systems by providing a model for working with people who have lived experience, which is available at the following link:

https://coalitionforpersonalisedcare.org.uk/resources/a-co-production-model/

The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey and the National under 16 Patient Experience Survey monitor national and local progress on cancer care to drive local quality improvements, to assist commissioners and providers of cancer care and to inform the work of the various charities and stakeholder groups supporting cancer patients.

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