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Training: Early Diagnosis and Personalised Cancer Care Courses

There have been a number of training modules developed for primary care in supporting staff to recognise the signs and symptoms of cancer as well as supporting staff in identifying patients needs when they have finished their treatment, for example following up patients who are on a stable prostate cancer pathway or providing patients with additional support because of the consequences of their treatment. On this page, you will find a number of training courses to support your learning in early diagnosis and personalised cancer care.

 

Side effects and Prostate Cancer Treatment

Aimed at: Primary Care Nurses and Healthcare Assistants

Course description: The online modules within the course use simulated ‘virtual patient scenarios’ to introduce and explore key issues around prostate cancer care.

Course address (Registration and login may be required) : https://prostatecanceruk.org/health-professionals/education/courses/introduction-to-side-effects-and-prostate-cancer-treatment?workintypes=12603&organisedbytypes=12600&r=

Developed by: Prostate Cancer UK

Tumour site: Prostate Cancer

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: 

Accreditation: N/A

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Cancer Care: Personalised Cancer Care


Primary care follow-up of stable prostate cancer, a guide for primary care nurses

Aimed at: Primary Care Nurses

Course description: This module provides resources to assist with all aspects of a patient’s prostate pathway once care is transferred to primary care.

Course address (Registration and login may be required): https://prostatecanceruk.org/for-health-professionals/online-learning/courses-and-modules/components/modules/primary-care-follow-up/primary-care-follow-up-guide-for-nurses

Developed by: Prostate Cancer UK

Tumour site: Prostate Cancer

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: 30 minutes

Accreditation: N/A

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Cancer Care: Personalised Cancer care


Sex, Sexuality and prostate cancer

Aimed at: Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants

Course description: The aims of the module are to

  • Identify possible long term consequences of prostate cancer treatment
  • Explore how cancer treatment can affect sex and relationships
  • Consider how communication styles can elicit or inhibit patients revealing personal information about sexuality
  • Explore the potential barriers to discussing sex and sexuality in clinical practice.

Course address (Registration and login may be required): https://prostatecanceruk.org/for-health-professionals/education/courses/introduction-to-sex-sexuality-and-prostate-cancer

Developed by: Prostate Cancer UK

Tumour site: Prostate Cancer

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: 30 minutes

Accreditation: N/A

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Cancer Care: Personalised Cancer care


Talking about Sex after Prostate Cancer

Aimed at: Primary care staff

Course description: A brief e-learning resource designed to give healthcare professionals the skills to deliver routine sexual care to men and partners living with prostate cancer.

Course address (Registration and login may be required): https://talkingaboutsex-prostatecancer.org/

Developed by: Prostate Cancer UK

Tumour site: Prostate Cancer

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: 30 minutes

Accreditation: N/A

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Cancer Care: Personalised Cancer care


Cancer in the 21st Century: the Genomic Revolution

Aimed at: Primary care staff

Course description: This module explores how genetics is revolutionising the detection and treatment of cancer.

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

Developed by: Cancer Research UK

Tumour site: All

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: 6 weeks, 4 hour weekly study

Accreditation: N/A

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Cancer Care: Early Diagnosis


GatewayC

Aimed at: GPs, Practice Nurses, GPs in training, Health care Assistants and Physician Associates

Course description: GatewayC is a cancer education platform aiming to improve cancer outcomes by facilitating earlier diagnosis and improving patient experience, through:

  • Improved knowledge of symptoms
  • Increased confidence in when and when not to refer a patient on a suspected cancer pathway
  • Improved quality of suspected cancer referrals
  • Improved communication to support patients at each stage of the pathway

Course address (Registration and login may be required): https://www.gatewayc.org.uk/

Developed by: Greater Manchester Cancer Vanguard Programme

Tumour site: All

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: Various

Accreditation: Royal College of General Practitioners

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Cancer Care: Both


Consequences of Cancer and Treatment

Aimed at: GPs, Practice Nurses, GPs in training, Health care Assistants and Physician Associates

Course description: The toolkit provides resources and information for primary care professionals to identify and manage the consequences of cancer treatment, and support patients to live well after a cancer diagnosis. It is designed to be used by any general practice in the UK, and is appropriate for everyone who provides or commissions services for people living with and beyond cancer.

Course address (Registration and login may be required) : https://www.rcgp.org.uk/coc?utm_source

Developed by: Macmillan Cancer Support and Clinical Innovation and Research Centre

Tumour site: All

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: Various

Accreditation: Royal College of General Practitioners

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Cancer Care: Personalised Care


Introduction to Population Screening

Aimed at: GPs, Practice Nurses, GPs in training, Health care Assistants and Physician Associates

Course description:

An overview of health screening as it’s applied to large populations of people and how national screening programmes are implemented in the NHS. The module covers:

  • what population screening is
  • roles and responsibilities (covering the UK National Screening Committee, Public Health England, the Department of Health and Social Care, and the NHS)
  • the balance of benefits and harms in screening and why personal informed choice is so important
  • important concepts (for example, the difference between screening and diagnosis, and the meaning of terms like ‘positive predictive value’, ‘false negatives’ and ‘specificity’)
  • personal experiences of screening

Course address (Registration and login may be required): https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Catalogue/Index?HierarchyId=0_43382&programmeId=43382

Developed by: Health Education England

Tumour site: Bowel, Breast and Cervical

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: Various

Accreditation: N/A

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Cancer Care: Early Diagnosis


RCGP: Early Diagnosis of Cancer

Aimed at: GPs, GPs in training

Course description: This course highlights the importance of recognising cancer in its early stages and the essential role of the GP in identifying common delays.

The course includes reflective case risk tool kits and practical suggestions on how to improve your practice and helps you to discover ways to diagnose cancer earlier.

Course address (Registration and login may be required): https://rcgpportal.force.com/s/lt-event site=a0d0Y00000AeOP6QAN&id=a1U0Y00000DfTdVUAV#Overview

Developed by: Royal College of General Practitioners and Cancer Research UK

Tumour site: All

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: Various

Accreditation: Royal College of General Practitioners

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Cancer Care: Early Diagnosis


Brain Tumours in Children Toolkit

Aimed at: GPs, Primary Care Nurses, GP trainees

Course description: The toolkit, created in partnership with national awareness campaign HeadSmart, brings together a range of reliable and user-friendly resources including detailed decision support tools. It is primarily aimed at healthcare professions but also contains information and sources of support for patients and carers.

Course address (Registration and login may be required): https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/resources/toolkits/brain-tumours-in-children-toolkit.aspx

Developed by: RCGP in partnership with the Clinical Innovation and Research Centre

Tumour site: Brain and CNS

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: Multiple

Accreditation: Royal College of General Practitioners

CPD Points:

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Cancer Care: Early Diagnosis


Dermatology Essentials: Managing Precancerous Lesions

Aimed at: GPs

Course description: A module on for GPs on what to do with actinic keratoses and Bowen’s disease

Course address (Registration and login may be required): http://www.pulse-learning.co.uk/enrol/index.php?id=4129924

Developed by: Pulse

Tumour site: Skin

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: 1 hour

Accreditation: – N/A

CPD Points: Yes

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Cancer Care: Early Diagnosis


Explore Programme

Aimed at: All Healthcare Professionals

Resource description: This programme has been designed to meet the development needs of staff who wish to increase their knowledge of cancer care and to enhance their knowledge, skills and professional confidence..

Resource address (Registration and login may be required) : https://learnzone.org.uk/courses/course.php?id=321

Developed by: Macmillan

Tumour site: ALL

Free/Cost: Free

Duration: Complete over a 3 month period

Accreditation: Y

CPD Points:26

Early Diagnosis/Personalised Cancer 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 Cancer Care: Both


 

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