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The Cancer for Primary Care course will bring you right up to date with recent developments in cancer care. Designed and written for anyone managing cancer patients in General Practice, this course will enable you to deliver optimal, evidence-based care for your patients.

  • GP
    £195
  • GP Trainee
    £150
  • Nurses & Other Allied Health Professionals
    £150
  • Group or third party booking

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Want to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule? Why not try an NB Medical pre-recorded course?

With a pre-recorded NB course, you can work your way through a course at your own leisure and at your own speed. 6 hours of learning, broken down into topics, available 24 hours a day to suit your own schedule

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The Cancer for Primary Care course will bring you right up to date with recent developments in cancer care - from changes to screening programmes, updates in cancer prevention, new hot topics in early diagnosis and developments in end of life care. This course will enable you to deliver optimal, evidence-based care for your patients, even during this time of Covid.

  • GP
    £195
  • GP Trainee
    £150
  • Nurses & Other Allied Health Professionals
    £150
  • Group or third party booking

Books

The Hot Topics Course reference book accompanies the course but is also available to purchase separately

The book is fully referenced with recent summaries of the evidence commonly seen in primary care. Most of our delegates use this every day, like they use the BNF.


Blogs

Colon cancer, spotting the Big C in the young

Dr Simon Curtis
19th May 2022

Dame Deborah James, the ‘Bowelbabe’ and host of the You, Me and the Big C BBC podcast has had a huge impact in breaking down stigma and raising awareness as well as millions of pounds for bowel cancer....

Prostate Cancer and managing uncertainty

NB Medical
17th March 2022

Uncertainty. How often do we come across that word in medicine and Primary Care specifically? As GPs, as well as being expert generalists we are also experts in managing uncertainty. We are constantly...

GALLERI: The Holy Grail for cancer diagnosis?

Rob Walker
3rd February 2022

We all know that there are multiple challenges to the early diagnosis of cancer for us in primary care, one of the big ones being a lack of access to accurate tests for cancer. There are obviously exceptions...


Podcasts

S3 E15: Gout and CV events; early identification of colorectal cancer; barriers to shared decision making in multimorbidity

3rd August 2022

<p>Welcome to a new Hot Topics Podcast from <a href="https://www.nbmedical.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NB Medical</a> with Dr Neal Tucker.&nbsp; It's the summer holidays! We hope a little pressure is off at your practices and you might even get a break yourself.&nbsp; </p><p>In this podcast, we discuss the latest news including whether GPs simply aren't working hard enough and debate a £10 charge for DNAs.</p><p>In research, we look at new data from JAMA suggesting patients are at increased risk of MI shortly after a flare of gout, a fantastic paper in the BJGP presenting data showing how it may be possible to improve early identification of colorectal cancer based on common symptoms and blood results, and more from the BJGP with qualitative research exploring the barriers to shared decision making in patients with multimorbidity. </p><p><b>References</b></p><p><a href="https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2794763" target="_blank" rel="noopener">JAMA Gout and acute CVD</p><p></a><a href="https://bjgp.org/content/72/721/e556" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BJGP Early Identification of CRC</p><p></a><a href="https://bjgp.org/content/72/721/e609" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BJGP Shared decision making and multimorbidity</a></p>

S3 E14: The "Sorry, I'm Not Sorry" Song; bye bye Boris; prescribing for anxiety, bariatric surgery to reduce cancer, RSV vaccine

8th July 2022

<p>Welcome to another Hot Topics podcast from NB Medical with Dr Neal Tucker leading you through the latest news and research in general practice.&nbsp; Of course, we must touch on the demise of Boris Johnson and how he might still be in power if he'd just learned a thing or two from general practice. </p><p>Meanwhile, in research, we look at prescribing trends in anxiety disorders, whether bariatric surgery can reduce cancer risk in overweight people, and two papers on covid vaccination against Omicron, first on efficacy in kids, second on the relative merits of vaccination vs natural immunity,&nbsp; plus could a new vaccine for RSV be just around the corner?</p><p>And with hot weather finally coming to the UK,&nbsp; time to remind ourselves about the symptoms and signs of <a href="https://www.nbmedical.com/kiss/kiss-heat-related-illness" target="_blank" rel="noopener">heat-related illness in our KISS from NB</a>. </p><p><b>References</b>:</p><p><a href="https://bjgp.org/content/72/720/e511" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BJGP Trends in anxiety medications</a> </p><p><a href="https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2793220" target="_blank" rel="noopener">JAMA Bariatric surgery and cancer risk</a></p><p><a href="https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2205011?query=featured_home" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NEJM Covid vaccine in kids</a></p><p><a href="https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2116154" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NEJM Covid vaccination vs natural protection vs hybrid immunity</a></p><p><a href="https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2203965" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NEJM RSV vaccine study</a></p><p></p>

S3 E10 - How racism influences guidelines: interview with Dr Dipesh Gopal; does a 4th covid vax work? acute covid complication risk, breast pain & cancer, UTI & Abx, iron supplements

8th April 2022

<p>Welcome to another <b>Hot Topics podcast with Dr Neal Tucker</b>.&nbsp; In this busy edition, we discuss whether national guidelines are affected by bias against race or ethnicity, potentially driving health inequalities. GP and researcher Dr Dipesh Gopal joins us for an interview to examine issues around NICE hypertension guidance. </p><p>In new research, we have papers on whether a 4th covid vaccine dose actually provides additional protection, how long patients remain at increased risk from acute covid complications after infection, whether breast pain and cancer are linked, how women feel about delayed antibiotics for UTI and what is the optimum dose schedule for iron supplementation in anaemia.</p><p>Next podcast we'll be interviewing the founder of the Greener Practice network, which has just published a new website - <a href="https://www.greenerpractice.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.greenerpractice.co.uk</a> - full of useful resources to make GP more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Back after Easter.</p><p><b>References</b></p><p>1. <a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)00654-7/fulltext" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lancet editorial on Ockenden report</a></p><p>2. <a href="https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/public-satisfaction-nhs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kings Fund review of NHS Patient Satisfaction survey</a> </p><p>3. <a href="https://bjgp.org/content/72/717/e234" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BJGP Breast pain and cancer</a></p><p>4. <a href="https://bjgp.org/content/72/717/e252" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BJGP Non-antibiotic treatment of UTI</a></p><p>5. <a href="https://bjgp.org/content/72/717/188" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BJGP Iron supplementation review</a></p><p>6. <a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj-2021-069590" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMJ Risk of VTE/bleeding post-covid</a></p><p>7. <a href="https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2201570?query=featured_home" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NEJM 4th dose covid vaccine</a></p><p>8. <a href="https://www.greenerpractice.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Greener Practice website</a></p>


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