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Tue 21 Mar 2023

Early cancer diagnosis training for primary care welcomed but will only be effective as GP surgery uptake

Tenovus Cancer Care today welcomes the launch of free online training for more than 2,000 primary care practitioners in Wales in the early detection of cancer.

We know early diagnosis of cancer makes for vastly improved outcomes, but this resource will only be as effective as the uptake.

There now needs to be widespread promotion of this training, a commitment by GPs in surgeries across the country to complete it, as well as monitoring of outcomes. We also need to see greatly improved waiting times for referrals within the Welsh NHS as delays reach record highs.

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) worked in partnership with the Wales Cancer Network and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust to roll out the training in Wales following the successful launch in England.

The training course supports Welsh Government’s Cancer Improvement Plan for Wales 2023 – 2026, which aims to identify cancer earlier and quicker to save lives.

This resource will be delivered through the NHS’s platform, GatewayC, with the aim of not only supporting clinical decision-making but the improved management, care and support for people affected by cancer.


TCC Insight Team 

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