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10 minutes

GPs,GP trainees

Quick tips: referral for suspected cancer - your summary of the 2015 NICE guideline

Catch up with the changes that NICE has made to its guideline on cancer referral with this video module. Hear from the clinical lead of the guideline development committee about the most important changes and some of the reasons for the update.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you should know:

  • How and why the NICE guideline for suspected cancer referral has changed
  • The most important changes in referral criteria for adults
  • The important groups of patients who warrant direct access testing in primary care
  • When to refer a child for suspected cancer.

Note: NICE in the UK ​amended its guidance on Suspected cancer: recognition and referral (NG​120) in ​July 2017. We are in the course of updating this module in line with the guidance, but please bear in mind that it does not yet incorporate the ​amended NICE recommendation.

Contributors:

Willie Hamilton

Peer reviewed by:

Greg Rubin

Last updated

08 Jul 2015

Release date

08 Jul 2015

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
ASCOFAME 0:10 hours BMJ Learning has assigned 10 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module. BMJ Learning modules are being certified for ASCOFAME VIRTUAL (Colombia).
Austrian Academy of Physicians 0:10 hours BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFT Punkte. DFT Punkte are accepted in Austria
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 0:10 hours Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim 10 minutes credit of learning completed
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 0:10 hours The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa 3 credits The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa has accredited this BMJ Learning module (accreditation number: MDB014/254/06/2010)
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