Other Useful Information

Behaviour Change and Cancer Risk Prevention Training Module for GPs.

This is a 30 minute training module aimed at GPs, GP Trainees and Practice Nurses who would like to promote behaviour change in their patients to reduce their cancer risk. The module gives practical explanations on how to deliver effective Very Brief Advice (VBA) for different high risk behaviours (smoking, obesity, alcohol) in time pressured consultations in as little as 30 seconds.

CRUK RCGP e-learning

Targeting Inequalities


Patient facing leaflet highlighting the adult NHS screening programmes in England available to transgender and non-binary people

RCGP Primary Care Cancer Toolkit

Excellent guide providing a collection of key evidence-based resources about cancer prevention, diagnosis and care relevant for the primary care setting. It provides links to current guidance, continuing professional development resources and patient information.

Really worth a look!

Please click for the Primary Care Cancer Toolk

RCGP Consequences of Cancer Toolkit

The toolkit provides resources and information for primary care professionals to identify and manage the consequences of cancer treatment, and support patients to live well after a cancer diagnosis. It is designed to be used by any general practice in the UK, and is appropriate for everyone who provides services for people living with and beyond cancer.


Good Practice Guide for Bowel, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in Primary Care

Helpful Advice on Increasing Uptake on Bowel Screening Programme

Please click for the Engaging Primary Care in Bowel Screening – GP Good Practice Guide

Please find below a supporting document on how to maximise bowel screening engagement.

Cancer Research UK GP Workbook

Below is also a link which is an excellent resource in implementing bowel screening at a practice level.

Click here for the link

Please find below links to documents you may find useful:

Bowel Cancer Screening – Best Practice

Bowel Cancer Screening – Good Practice Guide

Please find below template letters for practices to copy and insert onto your headed note paper.

Follow Up Letter – Template

Instructions when launching the letter:

  1. Launch Letter
  2. Copy and paste the text onto your headed note paper

Please note: When copy and pasting, right click the mouse and press the “Merge Formatting” shown as the blue arrow.


be.macmillan.org.uk is an excellent website with information for both professionals and patients. Including downloadable patient information leaflets.

Macmillan Support for Primary Care


Macmillan has produced a number of toolkits, guidance documents and online training modules to support GPs as they connect with cancer patients from early diagnosis through to after treatment, and at end-of-life. Supporting resources for people with cancer have also been developed to help effective signposting and to shape the future of primary care.

Macmillan Virtual Multi-Disciplinary Team (VMDT)


The vMDT is a secure online forum providing healthcare professionals quick and easy access to multi-specialist advice for their patients complex or severe chronic symptoms following cancer treatment. The aim is to improve the outcomes and quality of life for people experiencing these issues. Healthcare professionals (including GPs) who refer their patients to the vMDT will receive a response within two weeks, helping shared decision making regarding future care.