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GMC - Quality and Outcomes Framework

Network Contract Directed Enhances Service

Nice Cancer Guidelines

London Cancer

Cancer Research UK

Macmillan Cancer Support

London Cancer and Macmillan: guide to quality coding and safety-netting

Public Health England

QCancer 2017

Royal College of General Practitioners

Be Clear on Cancer Campaigns

Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)

Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) for symptomatic low risk but not no risk patients (NICE DG30) is now available across Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

GP Practices will be sent a "FIT starter pack" from your local pathology lab by 31st May 2019.

GPs in North East London should now offer a FIT to patients without rectal bleeding who meet the following symptom criteria: 

  • ≥50 years with unexplained abdominal pain or weight loss 
  • ≤60 years with changes in their bowel habit or iron deficiency 
  • ≥60 years and have anaemia even in the absence of iron deficiency

Patients given a FIT should also be given a patient information leaflet, detailing practical advice on how to collect their stool sample and expected next steps. The information leaflet has been translated into 10 (11 including English) of the most common spoken languages in London (ONS 2015) ​

GP practices should add patients to their safety netting systems, ensuring that patients are followed up if FIT samples are not returned or if patients do not attend their urgent appointment.

Transforming Cancer Services Team have amended the Urgent Lower GI Suspected Cancer Referral Form ready for the roll out of Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) for symptomatic low risk but not no risk patients(NICE DG30)

For practices who do not use a centralised upload system, practice managers will need to download the referral form onto the GP IT system.  It is best to check with your practice manager to ensure that you have the latest form available. 

 PSA testing for Prostate Cancer

Local Incentive Scheme 1 March 2018 - 31 March 2019

Palliative Care 

Local resource

LBH - "Moving Forward" - Free 12 week well-being programme for cancer survivors (16 and above and who has had a diagnosis in the last 5 years)

Cancer Care review








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