Cancer in the Community Group

Chair: Dr Chris Tasker, GP Cancer Lead, Newcastle Gateshead CCG / Cancer Research UK Strategic GP, Northern Cancer Alliance
Vice Chair: Dr Katie Elliott, Cancer Research UK Strategic GP, & Primary Care Clinical Lead, Northern Cancer Alliance

Each Expert Advisory Group (EAG) is dedicated to improving services for a specific section within a cancer pathway.

The EAGs bring together multi-disciplinary professions and other healthcare professionals from across Northern England who are involved in the care and treatment of patients relating to a particular section of the cancer pathway.

The primary purpose of Northern Cancer Alliance Cancer in the Community Group (CiC) is to provide community representation to ensure that all patients in the North East and North Cumbria receive have

  • An understanding regarding healthy life styles and how a healthy life style reduces the risk of cancer.
  • Have a better understanding of symptoms of cancer, how and when to access medical advice and where appropriate investigation.
  • Aware of importance of national screening programmes in preventing cancer and diagnosing cancer early.
  • Have access to high standard primary care regarding cancer diagnosis and recognition.
  • Have access to urgent diagnostics to exclude or confirm cancer as per national guidelines
  • Have access to urgent (currently 2 week pathway) referral pathways to exclude or confirm cancer as per national guidelines
  • When needed extra support with cancer prevention and diagnosis, such as patients with learning disability or hard to reach groups.
  • And equitable access to safe, evidence based and effective care.

We will achieve this by holding each other to account for performance in this respect.

 

Useful Links

The Early Diagnosis of Cancer Significant Event Audit Analysis toolkit http://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/toolkits/Early-Diagnosis-of-Cancer-Significant-Event-Analysis-Toolkit.aspx

Primary Care Cancer toolkit http://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/toolkits/primary-care-cancer-toolkit.aspx

 

 

Upcoming Events

DateEvent
9th January 2019 @ 1:00 pmCancer in the CommunityView Event
21st March 2019 @ 5:00 pmCancer in the Community MeetingView Event
16th May 2019 @ 1:00 pmCancer in the Community MeetingView Event

Downloads

Agendas
15 November 2018Download
3 October 2018Download
19 July 2018Download
23 May 2018Download
15 March 2018Download
7 February 2018Download
16 November 2017Download
20 September 2017Download
20 July 2017Download
17 May 2017Download
16 March 2017Download
18 January 2017Download
Meeting Minutes
19 July 2018Download
23 May 2018Download
15 March 2018Download
7 February 2018Download
16 November 2017Download
20 September 2017Download
20 July 2017Download
17 May 2017Download
16 March 2017Download
18 January 2017Download
Attendance Records
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Guidelines
Childrens Referral GuidanceDownload
Summary Info for GPs on Updated NICE GuidelinesDownload
Other Documents
Terms of ReferenceDownload