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 under the Supporting Primary Care section of our website.

Supporting Primary Care

Inpatient urgent referrals pathway

This pathway is currently under development. For more information contact:

Targeted Lung Health Checks (TLHC) learning disability pathway

We have been working with the Newcastle/Gateshead pilot of the TLHC programme to develop a pathway for people with a learning disability to enable them to get support to make choices regarding the TLHC programme.

Once the roll out of TLHC’s begins, we will test the pathway and report.

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.

The pathway supports trusts to ensure they are able to comply with the NICE two week wait cancer guidelines by providing an equitable service to people with learning disabilities and will also be useful for other vulnerable people who require a similar reasonable adjustment.

Useful documents:

Imaging under general anaesthetics pathway and guidance