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166399 - Redflags, referrals & relationships: GPs & Cancer Specialists working together to fast track patients

  • : Online

Bendigo Cancer Centre staff would like to work with 
general practice, understand issues, enhance best practice care and support optimal patient outcomes. The session will include key clinical updates, a centre tour, two-way communication and networking 
opportunities with cancer clinicians.

Relevance to General Practice

There are approximately 700 GPs in the Murray PHN catchment area. Whilst there have been a suite of OCP resources (Quick reference guides, I-Paced and What to Expect?) developed to support practices and patients, the vast numbers of possible pathways and potential referral points for GPs can be confusing. The literature emphasises the important role of GPs in this formative stage of a patient’s symptom management, especially regarding the time critical processes of diagnosis and referral. 
Whilst there are critical points of interface between GPs and Health Services across all seven stages of the OCPs, this is heightened in stages two and three. It is essential that GPs are aware of major ‘’red flags’’ that may signify suspected cancer, that they select the best diagnostic method and refer correctly to the appropriate service, in a timely manner. 

Learning outcomes
  • List the critical suspected cancer ‘red flags’ that GPs must be aware of
  • Outline diagnostics to order for ‘red flags’, who to refer to and how to contact an Oncologist for urgent clinical decision-making support
  • Recognise potential toxicity in patients receiving immunotherapy
  • Describe when to best utilise radiotherapy for skin cancers
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    Title
    166399 - Redflags, referrals & relationships: GPs & Cancer Specialists working together to fast track patients
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    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    2 hours
    Start Date
    03-Sep-2019
    CPD
    2 hours
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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