Training: Cancer Prevention Courses

There are many things that the public can do in order to reduce the risk of cancer, including not smoking, healthy eating and drinking, drinking less alcohol, keeping a healthy weight, being more active and staying safe in the sun.

A number of courses  have been developed by Royal colleges and Cancer charities to support primary care professionals in having these, sometimes difficult, conversations with patients.

Prevention

Aimed at:All primary care staff, including GPs, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Practice and Pharmacy Staff, Social Prescribers

Course description: The online cancer prevention training course covers information about lifestyle and cancer prevention, it teaches the user about how lifestyle affects cancer risk whilst also providing useful and practical tips in talking about cancer prevention.

Course address (Registration and login may be required): https://www.wcrf-uk.org/uk/here-help/health-professionals/online-training

Developed by: World Cancer Research Fund

Tumour site: All

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: 

Accreditation: Royal Society for Public Health

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Care: Both


Behavioural Change and Cancer Prevention

Aimed at: All primary care staff, including GPs, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Practice and Pharmacy Staff, Social Prescribers

Course description: The online cancer prevention training course will highlight the links between cancer and smoking, obesity and alcohol and describe the evidence for Very Brief Advice (VBA) on behaviour changes to reduce cancer risk.

Course address (Registration and login may be required) :https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/info.php?id=211

Developed by: Royal College of General Practitoners (RCGP) and Cancer Research UK

Tumour site: All

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: 30 minutes

Accreditation: Royal College of General Practitioners

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Care: Both


Smoking Cessation

Aimed at: All primary care staff, including GPs, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Practice and Pharmacy Staff, Social Prescribers

Course description: This training module aims to inform members of primary care teams about the basics of smoking cessation and can be used to support those who prescribe outsourced smoking cessation services or who provide smoking cessation services within their practice.

Course address (Registration and login may be required) : https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/awareness-and-prevention/smoking-cessation#info-gallery-id-4_slide-2

Developed by: Cancer Research UK

Tumour site: All

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: 30 minutes

Accreditation: Royal College of General Practitioners

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Care: Both


Talk Cancer

Aimed at: All primary care staff, including GPs, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Practice and Pharmacy Staff, Social Prescribers

Course description: This training course is suitable for anyone with an interest in talking about cancer and can help with conversations about health with family, friends, colleagues, and the general public.

Course address (Registration and login may be required) : https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/talking-about-cancer

Developed by: Cancer Research UK

Tumour site: All

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: 3 weeks, weekly study 1 hour

Accreditation:

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Care: Both


Cancer in the Community

Aimed at: All community-based health and social care workers, including community matrons, nursing staff, allied health professionals (including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and dieticians) and support workers who meet patients with cancer

Course description: The training course aims to ensure knowledge for community-based workers related to the key aspects of cancer and its treatment becomes embedded into their daily activities, and aims to inspire them to support clients before, during and after cancer is diagnosed.The course is composed of four standalone modules (40–50 minute duration each):

• Cancer Prevention and Screening
• Cancer Diagnosis and Staging
• Cancer Treatments
• Living With and Beyond Cancer

Course address (Registration and login may be required): https://www.royalmarsdenschool.ac.uk/bespoke-education-and-study-days/short-courses-and-study-days/cancer-community-e-learning

Developed by: The Royal Marsden School in collaboration with Health Education England

Tumour site: All

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: 4 modules, each lasting 40-50 minutes

Accreditation:

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Care: Both


RCGP: Primary Care Cancer Toolkit

Aimed at: All primary care staff, including GPs, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Practice and Pharmacy Staff, Social Prescribers

Course description: The Toolkit provides a collection of key resources about cancer prevention, diagnosis and care relevant for the primary care setting. It provides links to current guidance, continuing professional development resources, patient information, and information for those involved in commissioning.

Course address (Registration and login may be required) : https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/resources/toolkits/primary-care-cancer-toolkit.aspx

Developed by: RCGP Clinical Innovation and Research Centre and Cancer Research UK.

Tumour site: All

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: Various

Accreditation:

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Care: Both


The Health Benefits of Physical Activity: Cancer

Aimed at: GPs, GP trainees, Foundation doctors, Practice nurses

Course description: This training module covers the importance and effectiveness of physical exercise as a preventer of cancer, as well as being an essential part of its treatment. Plus how to recommend it to patients with cancer.

Course address (Registration and login may be required) : https://learning.bmj.com/learning/module-intro/.html?locale=en_GB&moduleId=10051883&

Developed by: British Medical Journal (BMJ) and Public Health England

Tumour site: All

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: 30 minutes

Accreditation:

CPD: 1 credit

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Care: Both


Cervical Screening Update

Aimed at: Primary Care

Resource description: This update is for primary care and other professionals caring for women undergoing cervical screening. It will serve as a useful introduction and refresher on the topic, to build on the locally-based practical training and assessment advised for all NHS cervical screening sample takers.

Resource address (Registration and login may be required) : https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/info.php?popup=0&id=83

Developed by: Royal College of General Practitioners

Tumour site: Cervical

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: 1 hour

Accreditation: –

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Care: Early Diagnosis

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