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Oct 12 2013

Bob Blackman MP calls for improvements to cancer patient experience in Harrow East

bob_blackmanHarrow East MP, Bob Blackman, is calling for improvements to cancer patient experience in Harrow East and across London. In an event in Parliament, Macmillan Cancer Support briefed MPs on the results of the NHS National Cancer Patient Experience Survey and Macmillan’s work in the area to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.

The survey provides insight into the care and treatment experienced by cancer patients in all NHS trusts in England. In order to improve patient experience, Macmillan works together with the North West London NHS Trust to support improvements and provides a Cancer Information and Support Service in the Northwick Park and St Marks Hospitals.

Speaking on the subject, Bob said “NHS staff work very hard to provide great care to cancer patients in Harrow. However, the results of the Cancer Patient Experience Survey show that more can be done to improve coordinated care and emotional support. It is vital that patient experience is prioritised as it can make a major difference to how patients recover from cancer treatment. Macmillan’s campaign aims to drive improvements of care and I am very proud to support it.”

By attending the parliamentary event, Bob Blackman MP is continuing to work with Macmillan in Harrow and nationally to ensure that people affected by cancer are always treated with kindness, dignity and respect.

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