RM Partners is developing a series of projects focusing on achieving earlier diagnosis through improving cancer awareness in primary care. There are currently three projects underway with another four in development.
Improving screening in marginalised groups
Together with Kingston Public Health, we are piloting the approach of utilising a community development worker to help improve cancer screening rates for marginalised groups, such as people with learning difficulties.
Lead cancer nurse in primary care
This pilot involves providing cancer nurse leadership in a small number of Croydon GP practices with the aim of improving and sharing good practice related to early diagnosis, diagnostic pathways and improving the care of those living with and beyond cancer.
We are working with the North West London Cancer Primary Care Board to pilot an electronic cancer safety netting tool in primary care. The aim is to ensure that patients at higher risk of cancer are monitored and followed up to reduce the number of emergency presentations, and to increase the number of cancers detected at an earlier stage.
For more information please contact Dominic.Cunnane1@nhs.net