Increase Uptake of National Screening Programmes
Working with NCA and Public Health Commissioners agree the PCN contribution to local efforts to improve screening uptake (cervical, breast and bowel)
- Review screening data
- Build on any existing actions across PCN practices
Include at least one specific action to engage a low participation group; locally.
- Look at CRUK GP Top Tips for PCNs
- PCN Early Cancer Diagnosis Support Pack 22/23
- PCN action plan 22/23 (Word Downloadl)
- PCN gantt chart planner (Excel Download)
- Learn more from other through our case studies
- PCN Top Tips: Hear from Neil Smith, CRUK GP (Video)
- Learning Event Analysis (LEA) Top Tips: Hear from Neil Smith, CRUK GP on his (Video)
Understand Your Data
Visit our Referral Practices for Suspected Cancers data page here.
NHS Digital Cervical Screening Data
Information in this quarterly publication is presented at primary care, clinical commissioning group (CCG) and local authority levels. Data is published in 3 separate online interactive dashboards.
Review the NHS Digital cervical screening data here.
Identify patient population inequalities and focus screening
This ‘Reducing Inequalities in Bowel Screening Guide’ produced by Cancer Research UK offers practical tips to help reduce inequalities as well as signposting to further resources.
There is also a quality improvement module for learning disabilities, this can be accessed here.
Resources and Information
There is a wide range of resources and information available for learning disabilities and screening including:
- Easy Read Information and letters
- The bowel screening flagging system
- Use of Learning Disability Annual Reviews
For Targeted work in areas of high social deprivation link into the regional Screening Saves Lives – Cervical Screening Initiative – to find out more click here.
(There are many courses available, but the FIT course focuses on FIT which replaced the gFOBt 2019)
(Macmillan has produced toolkits, guidance documents and online training modules to support GPs as they connect with cancer patients from early diagnosis through to after treatment, and at end-of-life)
(CRUK have produced 6 bite sized videos (3-8 minutes long) to share key learning points for busy GPs and health professionals)
All screening resources
Population screening resources are available here for all cancer screening programmes in the UK.
Considerations for other languages and groups;
Jo’s Trust website contains useful resources, videos in other languages and for people with learning disabilities.
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