Jane Borley MRCOG PhD, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust
Natalie Ritrovato, Clinical Change Manager, Target Ovarian Cancer
Key Discussion Points:
- How should I interpret ‘borderline’ CA 125s and equivocal findings on ovarian ultrasound
- Typical pitfalls associated with delayed diagnosis.
- Some reminders about risk-profiling wrt family or personal history of cancers.
- Advances in treatments for late-stage ovarian cancers: effect on prognosis, treatment side effects, things for GPs to look for.
- Study launching some interventions as part of a pilot project in Peninsula to help primary care achieve earlier diagnosis of ovarian cancer faster
John Renninson MB.ChB, DA(UK), MRCOG. Consultant Gynaecologist, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital FT; Clinical Director, Peninsula Cancer Alliance; Deputy Medical Director (Cancer) , SW Specialist Commissioning
Key Discussion Points:
- Cervix cancer early diagnosis, screening and future patterns of the disease.
- Aims to cover falling screening rates
- Rising incidence
- Why women find it difficult to attend screening &how that might be addressed
- Future patterns of disease as the vaccinated population moves into the screening age group
- 2ww referrals and link to the new RDS guide for Gynae Cancer
Mathew Berry- Consultant respiratory physician, discusses identification and referral for Lung Cancer in General Practice
Kim Morrissey and Richard Blackwell from South West Academic Health Science Network discuss some concepts behind quality improvement and how this differs from more traditional audit and clinical trial approaches
Joe Mays, GP and Clinical Lead for Peninsula Cancer Alliance, discusses identification and referral for Colorectal Cancer in General Practice
Screening and Immunisation
Annette Mchardy: Screening and Immunisation Co-ordination for NHS England and Improvement covering cervical screening
Katie Redfern: Screening and Immunisation Co-ordination for NHS England and Improvement covering breast screening
Aileen Topple: Screening and Immunisation Co-ordination for NHS England and Improvement covering bowel screening
The webinar is brief introduction to what the Screening and Immunisation team do, how each screening programme works, who is eligible, how invites are received, what the screening involves. It also covers health inequalities and how primary care can increase uptake.