This collection of videos provides an insight into some of the work that we do across north west and south west London. All our videos are available on our YouTube channel.

RAPID prostate pathway

RM Partners is piloting the RAPID (Rapid Access to Prostate Imaging and Diagnosis) pathway to diagnose suspected prostate cancer in a less harmful and faster way. The project is being piloted at three west London Trusts: Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The RAPID pathway is a one-stop model where men have a multi-parametric MRI, followed by an assessment with a specialist clinician and, if necessary, a specialist biopsy using the latest technology – all on the same day. This means that those who have no or low grade prostate cancer can be safely discharged without further investigation, back to the care of their GP; and those who do have a prostate cancer find out quickly and can begin appropriate treatment.

We have produced two videos that describe the RAPID pathway, the differences from the old pathway, the benefits of the new pathway for patients, and the clinical improvements for service providers.

  • Rapid Access to Prostate Imaging and Diagnosis – Information for patients 

  • Rapid Access to Prostate Imaging and Diagnosis – Information for healthcare professionals

RM Partners stakeholder event 25 January 2018

Our stakeholder event on 25 January provided an opportunity to share our key achievements, showcase specific examples of our work, and gain an understanding of the challenges in delivering our transformation projects.

  • Professor Hashim Ahmed on our RAPID prostate pathway pilot

  • Dr David Burling on our colorectal redesigned diagnostic pathway

  • Jatinder Harchowal on biosimilars and medicines optimisation

  • Stephen Scott on cancer informatics and data

Colorectal pathway GP video

We created a video to help GPs better understand the new colorectal diagnostic pathway being rolled out across west London and how to refer their patients.

Information films guide patients through blood disorder tests

The Cancer Vanguard has produced six patient information films on the most common tests and procedures used to diagnose haematological disorders. Each film has been subtitled into 10 languages, including English.

  • Blood Transfusion

  • Bone Marrow Test

  • Lumbar Puncture

  • Lymph Node Biopsy

  • PET CT  Scan

  • PICC Insertion