NEW COURSE: Managing Physical Effects

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Tuesday 5th January 2021

We are delighted to announce that the new Managing Physical Effects course is now available on GatewayC.

According to Macmillan, at least 1 in 4 patients will experience consequences of their cancer or treatment that affect their quality of life. Whilst most side effects occur during or immediately after treatment and settle quickly, some individuals have persistent side effects, or side effects that develop months or years after treatment.

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The course will support you to:

  • Understand different types of cancer treatments and their short- and long-term side effects
  • Explore how to support patients living with peripheral neuropathy
  • Explore how to support patients living with lymphoedema
  • Understand the impact of cancer treatment on cardiac and bone health and how to monitor this in primary care

The course should take approximately one hour to complete.

The course includes specialist interviews from:

  • Dr Ashling Lillis, Consultant in Acute Medicine and a National Consultant Advisor at Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Karen Livingstone, Clinical Specialist in Physiotherapy and Lymphoedema
  • Dr Vivek Misra, Consultant Clinical Oncologist
  • Dr Pauline Leonard, Consultant Medical Oncologist

This course will help primary care professionals identify and support people living with cancer who may be suffering from consequences of their treatment with a focus on some of the more common late effects.” – Dr Anthony Cunliffe, Macmillan Joint National Lead GP Advisor​

Find out more:

  • Access the Managing Physical Effects course here
  • Download the Managing Physical Effects course leaflet here

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