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Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on recognition and referral of suspected cancer

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on recognition and referral of suspected cancer

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Format

Syllabus

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

March 25, 2016

Updated

November 4, 2016
This GP clinical guidance update module is part of the MIMS Learning Essentials learning programme. A subscription gives you 12 months access to regular updates on NICE and other clinical guidance to help keep your practice up to date.

Programme Description

Guidance: NICE guidance NG12. Suspected cancer: recognition and referral. June 2015.

Dr Toni Hazell outlines how to implement the latest NICE guidance on the recognition and referral of suspected cancer in primary care. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, what to do differently in your practice, some areas of uncertainty/controversy and issues relating to multimorbidity.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module, GPs and nurses will be better able to:
  • Recall what’s new and what’s relevant to them in the June 2015 NICE guidance on the recognition and referral of suspected cancer
  • Know what to do differently in practice in the light of the NICE guidance
  • Be aware of the positive predictive value needed to refer a patient under the two-week wait referral
  • Be aware of some possible cancers to consider when interpreting non-specific blood results
  • Be alert to some areas of uncertainty relating to referring patients with suspected cancer and consider what you would do in these circumstances
  • Consider whether a patient’s presentation may be due to a cancer if they have risk factors related to age, smoking and obesity
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Toni Hazell
    GP
    London
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.

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