Quality of Life survey (QoL)

Quality of Life NHS England survey (QoL)

Introduction to Quality of Life

Quality of life means different things to different people, but it matters to everyone. More people are surviving cancer than ever before - but living with cancer, and the effects of its treatment, can have a negative impact on people’s physical, emotional and social wellbeing. 

The NHS wants to hear more from patients about what matters to them and about the impact cancer is having on their lives. This information will help us to work out how best to support people living with and beyond cancer and will help to make changes to services across England. 

Patients receive the survey around 18-months after their diagnosis. By filling out the survey you can help us understand more about the quality of life people living with and beyond cancer have and shape policies and services, helping to improve quality of life for cancer patients. 

For more information visit www.CancerQoL.england.nhs.uk.

Your Quality of Life Survey

Quality of life (QoL) can be about your emotions, social life, money, or physical wellbeing. You will receive a survey from NHS England either electronically or by post 18 months after your diagnosis. Please complete this if you can. It can also help you to identify and discuss your quality of life with your health and social care team.

We are keen to hear from people from all sections of our diverse community, regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+ identity, race, or religion.

How you can get in touch

If you need help filling in the survey (for example, in another language), have any questions or comments about the survey, or wish to make a complaint, you can get in touch by:

Cancer patient? Please fill in the cancer quality of life survey when asked

What we would like you to do

We would like you to tell us how you are feeling by completing the Cancer Quality of Life Survey. 'Quality of life' is about your physical, emotional and social well-being. Your answers could be about your cancer diagnosis and treatment but can also be about any other illnesses and other things happening in your life. The survey will take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete and will ask you questions about your wellbeing.

Why is this survey important?

Your feedback is invaluable. We want to see where care is working well or not so well, and if any new services are needed. To do this, we’re comparing how people with an experience of cancer are feeling compared to the general population. We will use the results to make informed improvements to the support cancer patients receive, so it's vital we hear your views.

How you can take part

Once you receive your letter, the easiest way to take part in the survey is online at www.CQoL.uk. When you receive a letter you will be given a unique login details (username and a password) to access the survey. If you have a QR reader on your phone or tablet, you can access the survey by scanning the code.

If you are unable to access the survey online, you will be given an option to complete the survey on paper. Please, await a letter invitation to be posted to you.

Watch a video from patients about what quality of life means to them.