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Case-Based Learning

Guideline debrief: cancer

Module summary

This interactive case-based learning module covers the GP-relevant section of the NICE guidelines on cancer, using typical presentations and focusing on some of the important aspects of early cancer diagnosis.

Learning objectives

To improve your understanding of the NICE guidance on the early diagnosis of cancer, including:

  • Understanding the impact of social disadvantage on variation in cancer referrals
  • Recognising the typical presentations
  • When to refer for specialist opinion
  • Providing information to patients


In this interactive module, you will learn as you work through real-life primary care patient scenarios. You will be assessed before starting the module and again at the end, to gauge how your knowledge has improved.

You don’t have to complete the module in one sitting. You can break off at any point mid-module and pick up again where you left off by pressing the Resume Module button alongside the module title in your Pulse Learning CPD log.


Dr Liliana Risi is a GP in east London, UK. She has been the GP cancer lead for Tower Hamlets CCG and was a member of the NICE guideline development group for the suspected cancer guidelines.

Date module published
Module due for review
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Enyinnaya okeke
Tim Spicer
A good module. It would have been better if more of the suspected cancer domains had been covered.
Jonathan Hobman
Excellent summary of important points on the2015 nice cancer guidelines.
Has changed my practice regarding approaching FBC results
Anne-Marie Eliades
Jacqueline Stuart