I would like to invite you to participate in an international study which is investigating key issues in cancer surgery services. The study is funded by Cancer Research UK and is being carried out by a team of researchers based at ICF GHK, an independent research company, and the University of Birmingham.
There are three main elements to the research:
- An examination of relevant literature and evidence, with due consideration of any international comparisons
- Interviews with stakeholders at a local, national and international level
- An online survey of professionals and policymakers in six countries: the UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
As part of this research, we would like you to complete a short online survey. The main aim of the survey is to explore and compare cancer surgery trends, performance and challenges in an international context. We are also hoping to identify examples of best practice within this field.
The survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete and it is not necessary to respond to every question. It can be accessed from the following link: http://www.ghkint.com/surveys/cancersurgery/.
We would be grateful if you could also pass on details of the survey to your colleagues and contacts, so that we reach as many people as possible. We are interested in the views of all clinicians who are involved in the care and treatment of people with cancer, and especially in the provision of cancer surgery services. We would also like to hear from surgery service managers, planners, policymakers and other healthcare decision-makers.
If you have any questions about this survey or the research more generally, please contact Oliver Jackson at ICF GHK via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.