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Telephone consultations: working with verbal cues

Telephone consultations: working with verbal cues

Tuesday 20th April 2021 GatewayC and the Maguire Communication Skills Training Unit have partnered to produce this resource below. Register for GatewayC Live's FREE Webinar: Effective Telephone Consultations, Wednesday 21st April 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 here What are...

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Could you spot bowel cancer in younger patients?

Could you spot bowel cancer in younger patients?

Monday 12th April 2021 Younger patients often do not fit the criteria for a suspected cancer pathway referral. However, every year over 2,500 younger people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK. According to Bowel Cancer UK, this is only around 6% of those...

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Cancer Keys: Oesophageal cancer and dysphagia

Cancer Keys: Oesophageal cancer and dysphagia

Potential pitfall: Dysphagia is the most common presenting symptom of oesophageal cancer. It should be considered alongside a number of other symptoms when contemplating an upper gastrointestinal cancer referral. Helpful hint: NICE NG12 guidelines recommend offering...

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Cancer Keys: Brain Tumours and Headaches

Cancer Keys: Brain Tumours and Headaches

Whilst many people may associate brain tumours with headaches, often affected patients do not present with a headache until a later stage, if at all. Potential pitfall: Only up to 16% of brain tumour patients present to their GP with an isolated headache*; some...

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