Inspiration: Exploring the opportunities for early cancer diagnosis in primary care

Inspiration: Exploring the opportunities for early cancer diagnosis in primary care

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Organisation: London Cancer, UCLPartners

Overview

Macmillan have funded a full time Practice Nurse position together with London Cancer, UCLPartners to explore any opportunities for early cancer diagnosis in primary care.

Despite the introduction of urgent referral pathways and increased access to imaging in Primary Care, cancer mortality remains poor compared with other European countries. My role will be to build cancer awareness in the Primary Care setting.

Brief Summary

My post is funded for a year. Took up post 26/01/15. As I am new to the project I am still obtaining information and familiarising myself with the best way forward to engage with practices in the North Central, North East and Outer London areas to support screening and develop Early Diagnosis change.

New role for London Cancer- their objective to improve Early Diagnosis and thus improve health outcomes.

Area of work

In relation to the four foundations of our declaration, this project aims to:

  • Care is about me
  • Working as one team
  • Happy staff with the right skills
  • Make London healthier and happier

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