GP Learning

The role of GPs in diagnosing blood cancer early is crucial. Read more about how we're working with The Royal College of General Practitioners, The Royal College of Nursing and primary care to aid early detection.

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.

Leukaemia Care has developed online eLearning modules and online webinars in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and GatewayC.

Our online eLearning modules and online webinars are accredited with CPD points.

eLearning modules

GatewayC training modules

We have two eLearning modules with the GatewayC. 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 leukaemia (CLL).

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 referral.


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.