Cancer pathways, supporting people with a learning disability

Two Week Wait Patient Information Leaflets

Easy read versions of our Two Week Wait Patient Information leaflets can be found in the Supporting Primary Care section of our website.

Supporting Primary Care

Faster Diagnosis Centres

Cancer Care Co-ordinator and FDS Easy Read Resources

The Network, Be Cancer Aware, the Easy Information Service from Skills for People and colleagues from South Tees and the Northern Centre for Cancer Care – Oncology have co-designed easy read, accessible patient information for the Faster Diagnosis pathways.

The easy read resources are to support people in understanding what a faster diagnostic service is and the role of the cancer care co-ordinator.

The resources can be adapted by Trusts across the region to fit local services.

Find resources here

Targeted Lung Health Checks (TLHC) Learning Disability Pathway

We are working in partnership with the Targeted Lung Health Check pilots across the region to embed a reasonably adjusted pathway into the programme offering support to all those who are flagged as having a learning disability on the GP records.

More information on the pathway is available on request.

Radiology General Anaesthetic Pathway

The North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Network and Northern Cancer Alliance have worked collaboratively to design and develop a reasonably adjusted care pathway for people with learning disabilities who require general anaesthetic [GA] for diagnostic imaging after it emerged there was significant delay, variation and inequality across Cumbria and the North East.

Imaging under general anaesthetics pathway and guidance

Be Cancer Aware

‘Be Cancer Aware’ is FREE peer education training, designed to support people with learning disability, families and carers understand more about cancer.

Find out more about Be Cancer Aware