Previous Webinars

NCA GP Education | Breast Pain Pathway
Mr Matei Dordea, Breast Clinical Lead with the NCA and Consultant Breast Surgeon at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust talks through the relatively new Breast Pain Pathway as it becomes established in all trusts across the North East and North Cumbria, looking at the referral process for primary care, what patients can expect when they attend their appointment and how this will impact on Faster Diagnosis. (Recorded May 2024)

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Lunch and Learn | Reasonable Adjustments
Julie Tucker, Project Manager for North East & Cumbria Learning Disability Network, explains reasonable adjustments and how they benefit the patient and clinician as part of the cancer pathway as well as giving an overview of the National reasonable adjustments digital flag. (Recorded April 2024)

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Lunch and Learn | Relevance of HRR Alteration in Prostate Cancer – from Prognosis to Treatment
Dr Pasquale Rescigno, Senior Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University and Senior Researcher at Candiolo Cancer Institute, Turin., discusses the clinical relevance of HR alterations, with a focus on the clinical, diagnostic and familiar impact of BRCA1/2 alterations. (Recorded April 2024)

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NCA GP Education | Targeted Lung Health Checks
Dr Liz Fuller, Targeted Lung Health Check and Lung Cancer Case Finding Clinical Lead (NCA) and Respiratory Consultant (NUTH) explains the detail behind targeted lung health checks and the work primary care can undertake now throughout the pilot stages in readiness for TLHC becoming the next national screening programme. (Recorded March 2024)

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NCA GP Education | Health Inequalities in Cancer
Dr Ruth Sharrock, Respiratory Consultant (QEH), Clinical Lead for Tobacco (NENC ICB), Lung and Health Inequalities Lead (NCA) discusses the health inequalities experienced by patients in terms of accessing and receiving cancer treatment and work that can be done to help overcome this. (Recorded March 2024)

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Lunch and Learn | Circulating Tumour DNA (ctDNA) Testing
Professor Alastair Greystoke, Honorary Medical Oncologist and North East & Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service’s Clinical Director (Cancer), discusses the progress that has been made in adopting circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) testing across the NHS. (Recorded February 2024)

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NCA GP Education | The Role of the Cancer Care Coordinator
Dr Hassan Tahir, Primary Care Lead for Personalised Care with the Northern Cancer Alliance, discusses the importance of the Cancer Care Coordinator role in terms of both primary care and patient experience. (Recorded January 2024)

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NCA GP Education | Smoking and Vaping
Dr Ruth Sharrock, Respiratory Consultant (QEH), Clinical Lead for Tobacco (NENC ICB), Lung and Health Inequalities Lead (NCA) discusses the importance of smoking cessation and the use of vapes in terms of both primary and secondary care. (Recorded January 2024)

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NCA GP Education | Personalised Care
Dr Hassan Tahir, Primary Care Lead for Personalised Care with the NCA, highlights the need for personalised care, what it entails, where it sits within primary care and how it can enhance both patient experience and outcome. (Recorded March 2024)

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Lunch and Learn | Lynch Syndrome and Genomics
Professor Sir John Burn, discusses his experiences – and the progress has been made – over 30 years of research into Lynch syndrome. Lynch syndrome is a rare condition that can run in families and lead to a higher risk of developing certain cancers such as bowel, womb (endometrium), stomach and pancreatic. An estimated 200,000 people in the UK have Lynch syndrome, but only 5 per cent have been tested and diagnosed. (Recorded March 2024)

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Lunch and Learn | Ethical Issues in Mainstream Cancer Genomics
As genomic medicine becomes increasingly part of mainstream practice, patients, families and health professionals find themselves dealing with a number of potential ethical dilemmas. The Northern Cancer Alliance and North East & Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service provide discussion and reflection on some of these ethical issues faced by those both providing and receiving treatment in mainstream cancer genomics. (Recorded December 2023)

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NCA GP Education | Differentiating Benign from Malignant Skin Lesions in Primary Care
The presentation by Dr Tim Cunliffe, Joint lead for Skin Cancer & Skin Surgery, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is designed to give clinicians confidence in recognising benign skin lesions to reduce unnecessary referrals. Dr Cunliffe also shares ‘tips and tricks’ that are helpful in the use of a dermatoscope and discusses the tools and resources available on the Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS) website.(Recorded November 2023)

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Lunch and Learn | The Genomics of Cancer – a Beginners Guide
Dr Jackie Cook, Consultant Geneticist and Clinical Director of the North East & Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service talks about the specialist and complex topic of Genomics, the study of the genes in our DNA. The application of genomic technologies has the potential to enable quicker diagnosis for patients with a rare disease, match people to the most effective medication and interventions and to increase the number of people surviving cancer each year.(Recorded October 2023)

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PCN DES Share and Learn
The Primary Care Team at the Northern Cancer Alliance discuss good practice from the 2022-2023 PCN DES and provide an update on the PCN DES for 2023-2024.
(Recorded April 2023)

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South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust – Cancer Information Hub
Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse Kelly Craggs, takes us on a tour of the Cancer Information Hub and explains how best to present it to patients, their families and carers following a cancer diagnosis to enable them to access support throughout their treatment and care.(Recorded April 2023) 

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Lunch and Learn | Aspirant Cancer Career Education and Development (ACCEND) Framework
Nicky Lambert, Clinical Lead for Nursing and Karen Stenlund, Workforce Lead, Northern Cancer Alliance give an overview of the purpose and aims of the ACCEND framework. (Recorded March 2023)

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PCN Clinical Decision Support Tools Introduction
Dr Shaun Lackey and the team from Ardens provide an overview of two free online Cancer Decision Support tools – Q Cancer and Cancer Maps – for EMIS and SystmOne users. More information available here (Recorded March 2023)

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PCN Clinical Decision Support Tools for EMIS Users
Hazel Quick from Ardens explains more about the use of free clinical decision support tools for cancer, Qcancer and Cancer Maps for EMIS users. More information available here (Recorded March 2023)

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PCN Clinical Decision Support Tools for SystmOne Users
Mark Keith from Ardens explains more about the use of free clinical decision support tools for cancer, Qcancer and Cancer Maps for SystmOne users. More information available here (Recorded March 2023)

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