GatewayC was created as the ‘go-to place’ to support GPs to improve practice. Designed to meet the educational objectives in the National Cancer Plan it was developed to respond to revised NICE Guidance for ‘Suspected cancer: recognition and referral’.
The pilot reviewed the experience of online learning, its relevance and usefulness to GPs (as well as trainees and practice nurses), reported learning applicability and also more objective evidence of changes in both confidence and ability in applying the NICE referral guidelines.
reported it had helped with future referrals
reported improved recognition of symptoms which merited a 2 week wait referral
felt more confident in knowing when to refer