3d illustration of a cancer cell and lymphocytes

This course gives an overview of the latest evidence on cancer detection for GPs, with a focus on evolving primary care evidence base. The first module will summarise general issues around cancer detection in the UK and primary care, initial presentation and primary care assessment, the use of safety netting and intuition. The second part will focus on specific cancer types, including evidence base for specific tests and how we might improve cancer detection in the future.  We will provide top tips for GPs and wider primary care teams, including ideas for quality improvement. In these two linked modules we will consider the key areas for GPs and wider primary care teams on improving cancer detection.

Financial support for the project was provided as an Independent Medical Education Grant from Pfizer Limited. Editorial and content decisions were made solely by the RCGP.

Curriculum: Evidence Based Practice, Research and Sharing Knowledge , People with Long-Term Conditions including Cancer
Time to complete this course: 90 minutes
Date of publication: 15 April 2023
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