GatewayC: Free online cancer education for primary care

Online cancer education for primary care

GatewayC is a free online cancer education platform developed for GPs, practice nurses, GPs in training, health care assistants, physician associates and other primary care professionals across NHS England.

GatewayC aims to improve cancer outcomes by facilitating earlier diagnosis and improving patient experience, through:

  • Improved knowledge of symptoms
  • Increased confidence in when and when not to refer a patient on a suspected cancer pathway
  • Improved quality of suspected cancer referrals
  • Improved communication to support patients at each stage of the pathway

GatewayC has been developed by GPs, specialists and people affected by cancer.

Our courses are supported by Cancer Research UK and endorsed by Macmillan Cancer Support. Courses are accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners, with CPD available in every module. Primary care staff across NHS England can access the courses for free, thanks to funding from Health Education England.

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Online CPD

Interactive video consultations

Bitesize, flexible learning

Interviews with specialists


of users felt more confident in knowing when to refer


of users reported it helped with future referrals


reported improved recognition of symptoms which merited a suspected cancer referral

I know of many cancer vanguard projects currently ongoing, but none more important than GatewayC. Why? Because, until such time that we have found a cure for cancer, let us make sure our GPs are armed with every tool necessary to detect signs of cancer early…

Saeed Shakibai, Patient

I have spoken to a number of my GP partners… and they all agree that this has been one of the most useful educational experiences they have had, and there is evidence that the learning has ALREADY begun to change practice.

Dr Hosie, GP Dicconson Group Practice

GatewayC gives us the reassurance that we can rely on our own clinical judgement…

Dr Hudson, GP Bowland Medical Practice