Pancreatic Cancer Action’s work with GP’s

We understand how important it is for early diagnosis that GPs and other primary care professionals have the resources and confidence they need to be able to make a pancreatic cancer referral. That involves knowing the symptoms of pancreatic cancer, who is at risk, and when to refer.

Our work with GPs

Currently, there is no simple diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer. GPs who suspect the disease must refer patients for diagnostics or to be seen by a specialist. However, pancreatic cancer often presents with vague symptoms and can be difficult to diagnose. This is where we come in…

“Early diagnosis of cancer is so important – if people are not visiting their GP with symptoms then they could be missing out on early diagnosis which often saves lives, particularly for pancreatic cancer.”

Dr. Ellie Cannon, GP Ambassador

Our GP resources

PCA created the first-ever e-learning module for pancreatic cancer for GPs in 2014. This module provides information on pancreatic cancer symptoms, risks, and diagnostics. It uses case studies and real-world scenarios to help improve confidence in recognising pancreatic cancer. Alongside this, we have developed a resource pack to aid early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer specifically for GPs.

The resource pack includes diagnosis guidelines, symptoms posters, e-learning posters, health information resources and stationery.

How you can support our work

  1. Make a donation to help fund our “GP Aware” Campaign
  2. Deliver a “GP Aware” pack to your local surgery. Contact to find out more.

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Information Product № Published 12/04/2024
Last Updated 17/04/2024 Next Review Due 17/04/2027