Radiotherapy UK (then Action Radiotherapy) undertook a flash survey of radiotherapy professionals between 10-14th May 2021, to understand the current issues being faced by the UK radiotherapy service and their patients and to understand what solutions radiotherapy services can offer to help deal with the Covid-induced cancer backlog.


The survey was conducted using Google Forms and contained 38 questions. The survey was distributed to radiotherapy professionals via the Action Radiotherapy Daily News email list and by social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) over five days.


A similar survey undertaken a year previously was shown to produce highly representative data, for instance when compared with government data published months later. This was therefore considered a valuable tool to provide accurate and honest real time data.

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