Pancreatic Cancer E-Learning Module for GPs

Pancreatic Cancer Action is the first UK charity to try to provide a practical solution to the problem of late E-learning booklet COVERdiagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

We understand that GPs are extremely busy and can find it difficult to leave the surgery to attend training sessions. To make it easier for practitioners to get access to the latest information on pancreatic cancer we have decided to make use of technology.

We have worked with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to develop free online interactive training on pancreatic cancer. The module, “Pancreatic Cancer: Early Diagnosis in General Practice” has been designed and written by specialists in the field and overseen by practicing GPs.

 This is the very first module of its kind in the world to focus on diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in primary care.

The GP e-learning programme uses a case study format with video footage adding variety and reality and enables GPs to assess and improve their knowledge in the field of pancreatic cancer. Dr Ishani Patel, the RCGP e-learning fellow and associate at the North West London Cancer Network says, ‘Very importantly this online learning course looks at both atypical presentations of the disease as well as the more classic symptoms of the illness. This will help GPs to ‘think cancer’ sooner and help primary care to diagnose pancreatic cancers earlier and improve survivorship.’

The module is free to access, is hosted on the RCGP website and medical professionals will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for taking part in the course. There is no need to be a member of the RCGP to take this course – but you will have to register with the e-learning part of their website to use the education tool. To access the course please click here

If you would like to make your GP aware of the Diagnosing Pancreatic Cancer in Primary Care e-learning module, contact us to order your copies of our leaflet to drop in to them, which gives all the information they need to access the course.