Nurses asked for views on how to improve lung cancer survival

The UK Lung Cancer Coalition has launched a survey in a bid to help improve lung cancer survival rates.

Nurses are being asked for their views on how to improve lung cancer survival through a survey launched by the UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC).

The UKLCC – made up of lung cancer experts, senior NHS professionals, charities and healthcare companies – wants to find out how to improve five-year lung cancer survival rates over the next decade.

It will be producing a report based on the survey findings later this year.

UKLCC chair Richard Steyn said: ‘Despite the coalition being on track to meet its founding ambition of doubling five-year survival rates between 2005 and 2015, lung cancer survival rates still compare poorly with other major cancers.

‘We want to hear from healthcare professionals on how they believe we can further eliminate the barriers to poor survival and quality of life, right from the point of diagnosis.’

The survey will be anonymous and is open to all health professionals working across the lung cancer pathway.

Survey questions include: what is the greatest challenge for your multidisciplinary team in improving survival rates? Should the UK introduce a national screening programme for lung cancer? To what extent do you believe regional inequalities in NHS services have an effect on lung cancer survival rates? 

To access the survey, which closes on June 27, click here