Quality of Life Metric

Project Title: Quality of Life Metric

Project Start Date: September 2017

Project End Date: June 2019

Funding: NHS England

Aims and objectives

The project aims to evaluate the implementation of a Quality of Life Metric across 5 Cancer Alliances in England to inform national rollout. The metric will aim to compare the quality of life of cancer patients post-treatment across different providers for service development. The new ‘quality of life’ metric will be made available on My NHS – helping patients, the public, clinicians and health service providers see how well their local after cancer care support is doing. The 5 cancer alliances involved are as follows:

Cheshire & Merseyside

  • Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
  • St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Northern Cancer Alliance

  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumbria NHS Trust
  • The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

East of England

  • Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

North Central & North East London

  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (TBC)
  • Barts Health NHS Trust


  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

For further information about this study, please contact Dr Sarah Gelcich