Optional banner to alert visitors of an upcoming event. You can link the event here.

What’s New

Read the latest news

GatewayC continuously develops new education. Learn about announcements, launches, news and more.

Stock image of a professional microphone in a mic holder.
Published on 9th July 2024
What's New

A podcast is inspiring GPs to detect cancer earlier

An NHS-run podcast set to support GPs and primary care clinicians detect cancer earlier is coming back.

GPs Talk Cancer launched in July 2023 by GatewayC – the free early cancer diagnosis resource funded by the NHS, to help support the NHS Long Term Plan to diagnose 75% of patients with cancer at an early stage (stage 1 or stage 2) by 2028.  

Episodes are hosted by experienced GPs and cover real-life cases from general practice, and site-specific topics from myeloma to endometrial cancers.  

Cancer barriers, interpreting blood results and palliative care are also covered in this series due to listener requests.  

GP host Dr Rebecca Leon, who is a GP Lead for the GatewayC resource, said: “Even if this series helps one GP diagnose cancer at an early stage, we feel that is a huge achievement.” 

Dr Rebecca Leon, a practicing GP, is one of the GPs working directly with the GatewayC resource to support the earlier and faster cancer diagnosis in primary care.  

Over a cup of coffee, with fellow host Dr Sarah Taylor, she shares cancer incidence statistics, essential facts, and useful research.  

As GPs, we know how busy primary care professionals are. This series is packed with quick, clear, clinical insights for topping up your knowledge on-the-go.” Dr Leon said.  

‘Essential knowledge for GPs’ 

Associate Medical Director for Primary Care for the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance and host Dr Sarah Taylor said podcasting was a great format to provide timely up-to-date guidance. 

We aim to summarise guidance and share tips from experts and our own clinical practice to support primary care clinicians in the early diagnosis of cancer,” Dr Taylor said.  

“We share anonymised real-life case studies of patients who have been diagnosed in primary care and recall patient experiences that have been shared in the courses available on the GatewayC resource.” 

GatewayC Programme Lead, Alice Bowden said: “Early diagnosis remains a crucial factor in improving patient experiences and outcomes. To meet The NHS Long Term Plan’s ambition to diagnose cancer earlier and faster, it’s important we continue to provide the latest educational innovations directly to meet the needs of primary care.”  

New episodes will be released fortnightly from Tuesday 9th July. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.  

Listen to episode 1 - Head and neck cancer.

You might also be interested in

Cancer Conversations

Short documentary-style videos, created to inspire and inform

Cancer Keys

Weekly cancer updates delivered straight to your inbox

Personal Stories

Experiences of people affected by cancer, including patients living with it and those supporting them

NEW: GPs Talk Cancer podcast. Listen to our first episode.