Early Diagnosis of Cancer
Aug 19th, 2020 by primarycareknowledgeboost
Early diagnosis of cancer is a huge priority in order to try to improve our cancer survival rates in the UK. Lisa and Sara took the opportunity to speak to Dr Sarah Taylor, GP in Fallowfield and Cancer Research UK Cancer Diagnosis Lead for Greater Manchester about this important subject.
It was recorded pre-Covid-19 and so some of the information given about services might have changed in your local area. We thought the general tips about picking up cancer as early as possible were incredibly useful however which is why we decided to release the episode.
We cover why early diagnosis of cancer is a priority for the UK, learning points/common themes picked up from significant events in delayed cancer diagnosis, tools that we can use in primary care to help our pick up rate and useful resources for primary care.
Gateway C: https://www.gatewayc.org.uk/
Cancer Research UK Health Professional Section: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional
Macmillan Health Professional Resources: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/about-us/health-professionals/resources
QCancer Score: https://www.qcancer.org/
Cancer Research UK Facilitator Programme: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/learning-and-support/about-our-partnerships/what-is-the-facilitator-programme
NICE Suspected cancer - recognition and referral: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng12
- BJGP - Improving early diagnosis of cancer in UK general practice: https://bjgp.org/content/67/659/276
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