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:

2WW referral forms – Agreed for use across the region. For use integrated in GP clinical systems EMIS and System One.  To access 2WW information films for GP’s and patients please click here

Patient information leaflets for 2ww referral – 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.

Two Week Wait Referral Forms

Information for accessing and using the two week wait referral forms for EMIS and System One.

Two Week Wait Patient Information Leaflets

Co Durham and Darlington 2ww leaflet | Easy Read Version

Gateshead 2ww leaflet | Easy Read Version

Newcastle 2ww leaflet | Easy Read Version

Cumbria 2ww leaflet | Easy Read Version

North Tees & Hartlepool 2ww leaflet | Easy Read Version

Northumbria 2ww leaflet | Easy Read Version

South Tees 2ww leaflet | Easy Read Version

South Tyneside & Sunderland 2ww leaflet | Easy Read Version

Children & Young People Referral Guidance

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 2ww referrals in British Sign Language (BSL).


Cervical Screening with Learning Disability – Support Materials for Sample Takers

Resources which have been developed to support women with a learning disability accessing cervical screening

Bowel Cancer Screening Easy Read Guide for Patients

An information recourse for patients who require and easy read version for Bowel Cancer Screening

Contacts for local MUO teams


Practice and CCG Cancer Statistics

Fingertips – a public health hosted site with both individual GP practice and CCG data

Fingertips user guide

CCG cancer data on the cancer dashboard – NHS England website

National and local (CCG) cancer data – hosted by CRUK


SIRMS Cancer report Jan 2017

Cancer Information for Patients and Health Professionals

NHS Choices information website – cancer page

Macmillan Cancer Support information page

CRUK (Cancer Research UK) cancer information page

National Cancer Patient Experience Survey Annual Report

Quality of Life Patient Survey

There are also many site-specific cancer charities with helpful websites which can be found by searching the web.

Royal College of General Practice – Significant Event Analysis and Safety Netting Advice

Royal College of General Practice: Early Diagnosis of Cancer Significant Event Analysis Toolkit

This website includes advice regarding safety netting.

Primary Care Cancer Education

Royal College of General Practice e-learning

The GP Cancer Update course is highly regarded independent course providing an up to date evidence based cancer education.

Gateway C

Free education for GPs paid for by Health Education North East

Mind Maps

Easy symptom checker based on NG12