DoH pushes improved GP access to cancer diagnostics

Improving GP access to cancer diagnostic services will be a priority for the coming year, the DoH has said.

In a report into the Cancer Reform Strategy, the DoH stresses that further work is needed to improve early diagnosis.

Alongside improving GP access to diagnostics, other priorities include promoting awareness of symptoms and completing the audit of diagnosis in primary care being carried out by the RCGP.

The report also describes plans to develop a tool to allow healthcare works to provide bespoke information prescriptions to patients. These would be supported by information from the England cancer patient information pathways, with additional features such as emailable information to patients and carers, the DoH says.

tom.moberly@haymarket.com

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