A poll conducted on 350 cancer patients treated in the last two years found that as many as one in 17 suffered blunders surrounding their medication.
This included getting the wrong drugs or being administered incorrect doses.
This survey sheds a worrying light on the sub-culture within some parts of the NHS where bad patient experience is acceptable. We have seen this at its worst in the case of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust exposed in the Francis Inquiry.
What staff need is the time and space to truly care for patients and to be given the tools to do this.