The British Liver Trust is supporting All.Can UK’s campaign #CancerOutOfSightNotOutOfMind to ensure that the psychological and emotional wellbeing of patients is seen as equal to that of their physical health.
We know that this year Covid-19 has meant that many liver cancer patients have not received the emotional support they desperately need. The pandemic has placed untold pressure on cancer services across the UK and has significantly impacted the psychological wellbeing of people with cancer.
All.Can’s report, published today, describes the results of a survey in more than ten countries which asked almost 4,000 cancer patients and carers where they identified inefficiencies in their care.
The UK survey results, comprised of 322 people, highlighted that:
- 20% of respondents said that they did not need some sort of psychological support during/after their cancer care. Of those who did, half said that it wasn’t available.
- 40% were not given any information about patient groups, charities, or other organisations who could support them.
All.Can UK is now calling on policymakers, the NHS, patient organisations and industry to take forward the recommendations included within the report to bring about much-needed change for patients.