Online cancer education for primary care

Online cancer education for primary care

GatewayC is an online cancer education platform developed for GPs, practice nurses and other primary care professionals.

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

  • Improved knowledge of symptoms
  • Increased confidence in when and when not to refer a patient
  • Improved quality of suspected cancer referrals, reducing delays in the system
  • Improved communication to enhance the patient experience and support patients at each stage of their cancer journey.

GatewayC has been developed by GPs, specialists and patients.

Courses are supported by Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. Each course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners. Primary care staff can access the courses for free, thanks to funding from Health Education England.

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

GatewayC: Online cancer education for primary care