This section focuses on current national screening guidance.


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This course highlights the importance of the GP's role in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme including statistics on early detection of colorectal cancer. Using case scenarios and reflection of your own practice, you will learn about the advantages and explore ways in which you can maximise patient engagement.

This course is FREE to all healthcare professionals in the UK.

This resource has been developed in partnership with the NHS Cancer Screening Programme.

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Start Bowel Cancer Screening - The Essentials
Time to complete this course: 30 minutes
Date of publication: October 2013


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This course describes the NHS Breast Screening Programme in all four United Kingdom countries and the importance of the GP's role. Using case scenarios and reflection of your own practice, you will learn about the advantages and limitations of breast screening, barriers to engagement and explore ways in which you can maximise patient engagement.

This course is FREE to all healthcare professionals in the UK.

This course has been developed in partnership with NHS Cancer Screening Programmes.

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Start Breast Cancer Screening - The Essentials
Time to complete this course: 30 minutes
Date of publication: October 2013


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This update is for primary care and other professionals caring for women undergoing cervical screening.

It will serve as a useful introduction and refresher on the topic, to build on the locally-based practical training and assessment advised for all NHS cervical screening sample takers.

This course was developed with support from NHS Cancer Screening Programmes.


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This course is FREE to RCGP members and Associates in Training. If you are non-member, you can purchase it on the RCGP website.


Start Cervical Screening Update

Time to complete this course: 1 hour
Date of publication: November 2012
Reviewed & Updated: January 2015


HPV virus

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This course focuses on the Human Papilloma Virus and its role in benign and malignant disease. It highlights the important contributions you can make in promoting education to patients to minimise transmission and delves into cervical cancer screening as well as impacts on the male population. Through the use of clinical cases, the roles of prevention and screening are explored.

This course has been developed in partnership with the NHS Cancer Screening Programme.

This course is FREE to all healthcare professionals in the UK.


Start HPV - The Essentials

Time to complete this course: 30 minutes
Date of publication: October 2013