Seeking people to join our focus group

10th August 2022

Do you live or use services in Surrey?

Would you like to take part in an online focus group to find out about a new blood test relating to cancer and discuss how it can be used to best suit patients?


Currently, if your doctor thinks you might have cancer, they will refer you for urgent investigation at hospital via something called the ‘2 week wait’. Over 90% of people referred this way don’t have cancer but can spend weeks worrying that they do.

The PinPoint Test is a brand-new blood test which makes it possible to let people know their likelihood of having cancer in just 48 hours.

Those at highest risk can be prioritised for a faster hospital appointment meaning shorter waiting times.
Those at lowest risk may not need to go to hospital at all – peace of mind.

An NHS evaluation of this innovative technology is currently going well and this test could be in use in the near future. It is important that all patients benefit fully from this new approach.

We at Healthwatch Surrey would like to invite you to an online focus group to hear more about the Pinpoint Test and discuss how it can be used to best suit patients.

The focus group is open to anyone, however, if you have ever been investigated for or diagnosed with cancer it would be particularly great to have you there. You don’t need to have any special medical or technical knowledge, just a willingness to share your honest opinions and take part in discussions.

The focus group is on 7th September from 10.00 to 11.30am.

To register your interest, please contact Healthwatch Surrey at

We are looking for 15 Participants who must live or use services in the Surrey area.