Cancer is an evolving area of practice with new developments both in the background science and in treatments and care pathways. It is therefore vital to keep up to date.
Face-to-face learning events
Cancer Research UK offer a variety of evidence-based eLearning modules and quizzes developed in partnership with a variety of other organisations.
Modules and quizzes developed by Cancer Research UK in association with Doctors.net.uk
RCGP cancer education hub
Audit and Quality improvement
Improving diagnosis of cancer: a toolkit for general practice
Significant event audit of all emergency presentations of cancer is a recommendation from the national cancer taskforce in England and a part of the GMS contract in Wales. It is a useful way to learn from cases and improve care. Ideally significant event audits in these cases should be done across primary and secondary care.
The RCGP, in partnership with NHS England and Macmillan, has launched an Early Diagnosis of Cancer Significant Event toolkit to support GPs in conducting high quality cancer SEAs with the aim of improving patient outcomes in the early diagnosis of cancer.
National Cancer Diagnosis Audit
The National Cancer Diagnosis Audit 2014 (NCDA) aimed to create a unique collection of primary and secondary care data, from all patients diagnosed with cancer in 2014, to allow investigation of cancer diagnosis across the whole clinical pathway, for different cancer types, across the UK.
Throughout 2016, The College, in partnership with Cancer Research UK and Macmillan, is currently running an enhancement of the previous national audit to gauge how NICE guidance has affected recognition and referrals of suspected cancer. To take part in this year's audit, please register here.
Cancer Research UK with doctors.net provide the Cancer Insight Centre hub of clinical resources with the facility to discuss anonymised clinical cases submitted by others, or submit your own for discussion.
The Fingertips Public Health England website allows GPs in England to obtain practice level data on how they are doing in cancer care. It allows practice data to be compared with CCG and national averages and other practices. It is a useful tool to look for areas for quality improvement.
Local Cancer Statistics
The CRUK Local Cancer Statistics pages allows GPs to find and compare statistical information and intelligence about cancer for specific areas across the UK.