Primary care health professionals play a crucial role in diagnosing blood cancer early. We know that patient presentation delays and the nature of acute conditions contributes to emergency diagnosis rates. But, the fact that you may only see one case of blood cancer every two years, adds challenges, especially as the symptoms are notoriously vague and non-specific.
As a result, blood cancers have a higher rate of emergency diagnosis than other cancer types. Emergency presentation rates account for 30% of blood cancers diagnosed, compared to 22% across all cancers. The highest emergency presentation rates for any cancer type occur in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), at 65% of patients. Early diagnosis has a significant impact on both survival rates and patient experience.
Our online eLearning modules and online webinars are accredited with CPD points.
GP online webinars
All in-person workshops have been cancelled and we are holding online webinars with the RCGP Faculties and gateway C which will be 60-90 minutes long.
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RCGP eLearning modules
We have two eLearning modules with the RCGP. One is in blood cancer and the other is on the diagnosis and management of leukaemia.
Blood Cancer eLearning module
This course aims to deliver an understanding of the current epidemiology of haematological malignancies in the UK to aid in earlier diagnosis.
Diagnosis and management of Leukaemia eLearning course
This 30-minute course, comprising two 15-minute modules (one on acute, one on chronic leukaemia), we will examine the key roles for GPs in diagnosing and managing patients with leukaemia.
Gateway C training modules
We have two eLearning modules with the Gateway C. One on chronic leukaemia and another on acute leukaemia. You can find a full list of courses here.
Chronic Leukaemia – Early diagnosis
This course explores the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of
chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and chronic lymphocytic
Acute Leukaemia – Early diagnosis
Acute leukaemia is a condition that usually requires immediate
treatment as it progresses rapidly and aggressively. This course
examines how initial symptoms of acute leukaemia may present
and explores the next steps for patients that require urgent