GatewayC’s top tips from 2020

4th January 2021

2020 certainly provided challenges and many new learning opportunities for primary care professionals across England. With this in mind, we have rounded up some of our most popular 2020 tips. Take a look below!

COVID-19 and neutropenic sepsis

NICE produced a COVID-19 rapid guideline on the delivery of systemic anticancer treatments, which provided recommendations if patients present with COVID-19 symptoms.

Review our quick Cancer Key on COVID-19 and neutropenic sepsis.

25% of ovarian cancers will have a normal CA125 level

Professor Gordon Jayson and Dr Rebecca Leon discussed the reliability of the CA125 test and provided advice for GPs who suspect their patients have ovarian cancer.

Access GatewayC’s ‘Ovarian Cancer – Early Diagnosis’ course to learn more, or watch our free webinar.

A negative bowel screening test isn’t as straight-forward as you might think…

Many of you enjoyed refreshing your knowledge of the thresholds for a positive FIT test in symptomatic patients. Did you know that a negative bowel screening test should not be used to make decisions about referral in a symptomatic patient?

Access this Cancer Key here.

Can you list the MSCC red flags?

Primary care professionals know that many patients living with cancer have pain; however do you know how to differentiate between significant pain which may be due to MSCC, and pain which is attributable to a simple bone metastasis?

Review our MSCC red flags Cancer Key here.

Meet the specialists …

This year GatewayC ran a hugely successful free webinar series for primary care professionals across England. Specialists from across the country took part in this series, which covered topics including: Effective Telephone Consultations, Lung Cancer and COVID-19 and Safety Netting in Primary Care.

Watch all our free webinars via this link.

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