Supporting Primary Care
This page will continue to be developed with resources for GPs and primary care teams to support early diagnosis and understanding cancer pathways. The resources here include:
Fast Track Suspected Cancer referral forms – Agreed for use across the region. For use integrated in GP clinical systems EMIS and System One. To access fast track information films for GP’s and patients please click here
Changes to Cancer Waiting Times and what that means for primary care and 2WW referrals can be found here
Patient information leaflets for Fast Track Suspected Cancer referrals – including easy read versions for each trust across the region.
Pathway guidance – Some information to support decision making in primary care around the upper and lower GI pathway.
Fast Track Suspected Cancer Referral Forms
Fast Track Suspected Cancer Referral – Patient Information Leaflets
British Sign Language Film – Information about Fast Track Referrals during Covid
The film below has been produced by Wessex Cancer Alliance to provide information about fast track referrals in British Sign Language (BSL).
Cervical Screening with Learning Disability – Support Materials for Sample Takers
Bowel Cancer Screening Easy Read Guide for Patients
Cancer Information for Patients and Health Professionals
There are also many site-specific cancer charities with helpful websites which can be found by searching the web.
Breast Pain Pathway
Listen here to Gwen Bromley, Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at the QE Gateshead, discuss breast pain with Clinical Nurse Specialist in breast, Caroline Tweedie.
Contacts for local MUO teams
Practice and CCG Cancer Statistics
Royal College of General Practice – Significant Event Analysis and Safety Netting Advice
This website includes advice regarding safety netting.
Primary Care Cancer Education
The GP Cancer Update course is highly regarded independent course providing an up to date evidence based cancer education.
Free education for GPs paid for by Health Education North East
Easy symptom checker based on NG12