Primary Care

Resources for primary care

Please find below a range of useful cancer resources for GPs and health and care professionals working in cancer.

  • Click here for an introduction to the NEL Cancer Alliance - an overview of our programmes of work.
  • Click here to access; Cancer Care Reviews - useful advice and guidance from MacMillan.
  • Click here for the Cancer Research UK engaging primary care in cervical screening good practice guide.
  • Click here for the Royal College of Nursing guide to cervical screening.
  • Click here to access links to COVID-19 related information and resources that have been developed for health professionals by Cancer Research UK.
  • Click here to learn more about the work being done to improve the diagnostic quality of prostate mpMRI protocols, with implications for improving prostrate cancer detection rates and targeted biopsies.
  • Download the template for the loss frame cervical screening reminder letter.
  • Download the template for the gain frame cervical screening reminder letter.
  • Download your guide to improving the uptake of cervical screening in primary care in north east London.
  • Download your guide to improving NHS bowel cancer screening uptake in north east London.
  • A good practice screening guide from Healthy London on breast, cervical and bowel screening

  • Engaging Primary Care in bowel screening GP good practice guide for England by CRUK

  • Bowel screening support services for primary care from the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme to help increase the uptake in City & Hackney, Waltham Forest, Newham and Tower Hamlets

  • Useful resources including easy read guides and videos on cancer screening for people with learning disabilities and autism

  •  An introduction to GatewayC, a platform to support primary care health professionals in delivering the long term plan cancer objectives 

  •  Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Primary Care Toolkit: a number of tools and resources for primary care to help identify potential lung cancer cases as soon as possible.

  • Bowel screening - FIT Kit request form
  • Bowel screening - how to activate on-screen reminders on SystemOne and EMIS to flag patients wo have not completed their bowel screening.



Updated: 18/02/2022