Cancer Care During COVID-19: The experiences of people on the Isles of Scilly

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Isles of Scilly undertook a survey of people’s experiences of cancer care during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The survey ran from October to November 2020 and two people took part in it.

Both respondents felt that their care had continued as expected and it was excellent. Both respondents said that their treatment and testing location had remained the same.

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General details

Report title 
Cancer Care During COVID-19: The experiences of people on the Isles of Scilly
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Isles of Scilly
Date of publication 
Thursday, 29 April, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 1 October, 2020
Date evidence capture finished 
Monday, 30 November, 2020
Key themes 
Communication between staff and patients
Health protection
Holistic support
Quality of care

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Secondary care services 
Cancer services

Details about conditions and diseases

Conditions or diseases 
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report 

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
All people over the age of 65
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.