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Key questions on implementing the NICE cancer guidelines

Module summary
In this module, Professor Willie Hamilton provides his views and practical suggestions on how GPs can implement the NG12 guideline
Learning objectives

This module provides a range of practical approaches to implement the NICE suspected cancer guideline NG12, including:

  • Increased awareness of the key changes between the previous guideline CG27 and NG12
  • Increased confidence of managing patients who do not meet the referral criteria to support clinical decision making.
  • Increased awareness of the recommendations on safety netting and supporting patients through a suspected cancer referral to improve patient experience
  • Increased familiarity with different approaches to improving communication between primary and secondary care.

In January Cancer Research UK commissioned a roundtable discussion with delegates from across the cancer pathway to discuss implementation of the NICE guideline for the referral and recognition of suspected cancer (NG12). The discussion aimed to identify barriers and practical tips for implementation. The key questions within this module have been distilled from this roundtable discussion.

Author
Professor Willie Hamilton is a GP in Exeter and professor of primary care diagnostics at the University of Exeter Medical School. He was the lead for the NG12 guideline development group
Date module published
25/04/2016
Module due for review
25/04/2018
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1 CPD hour
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
2 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
clear
Lesley Harris
24.05.2017.
Good
Karen Graham
22.05.2017.
Clear and concise.
John Young
17.05.2017.
More discussion of each area of the guideline on a system basis would have been useful.
Jennifer Clark
15.05.2017.
Very useful
Abu Sathyanarayanan
13.05.2017.