Mum and daughter raise awareness in memory of grandma

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Natalie and her daughter Millie handed out information packs to improve GP awareness

Thirteen-year-old Millie, and mum Natalie, took the initiative to hand out our GP Awareness Packs to GP surgeries in the Bexley and Greenwich area.

Millie and Natalie did this in memory of mum and grandmother, Carole Pearce, who sadly lost her nine-week battle to pancreatic cancer in June of 2015, so that fewer people would have to go through what she did.

Millie and Natalie were also joined by Natalie’s aunt, Jill. They visited a number of surgeries to hand out the packs where Millie led most of the discussions. Several of the practice managers gave positive feedback.

At Pancreatic Cancer Action we strongly believe that raising awareness of pancreatic cancer and its signs and symptoms can save lives. One of PCA’s key objectives is to offer free education to primary care professionals.

It is supporters like the Nunn family who make all the difference. Raising awareness in local communities is an effective way of joining the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Our GP awareness packs are designed to raise awareness of resources available to GPs to help diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier.

If you too would like to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer by handing out packs, please click here.

Items included in the GP awareness pack include:

  • Information on our free e-Learning module for GPs produced with the Royal College of GPs.
  • A diagnostic and referral help guide.
  • Posters to display in the surgery.
  • Symptoms diary to give to patients to help them track the symptoms they are having.
  • A pen with symptom information and a notepad
This information pack is designed to improve GP awareness