NHS cancer patients ‘missing out on basic information’

Cancer patients in England are missing out on basic information about their diseases because of staff shortages in the NHS, a charity has warned.

Macmillan Cancer Support said at least 120,000 patients a year felt topics including treatments and side effects were not fully explained. 1 in 5 patients surveyed said that there were not always enough nurses on duty to care for them.

The charity blamed “soaring” staffing pressures, which left people “in the dark” about how to prepare.

The NHS said satisfaction levels with cancer care were at a record high.

Full story on BBC News, 10 February 2020.