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COVID-19: Episode 9: Suspected Cancer During COVID-19

Published: 21st May 2020

With so much changing in how we work in general practice at the moment, assessing and investigating patients for suspected cancer symptoms can be a challenge. To help talk us through the current situation, Lisa and Sara speak to:

 

Dr Sarah Taylor: GP in Fallowfield and Cancer Research UK Cancer Diagnosis Lead for Greater Manchester
Dr Viren Mehta: GP in Cheadle, Clinical Director at Stockport CCG and Clinical Director at his PCN

 

They discuss:

  • ​​Thoughts around how to assess patients with suspected cancer at the moment, including discussion around the remote nature of working currently and the challenges that come with this
  • How to approach ‘cough’ presentations, remembering to continue to consider lung cancer​
  • ​Advice around how to decide who to see face to face
  • The advice around suspected cancer referrals to secondary care at the moment
  • What patients can now expect following a referral to secondary care for suspected cancer

 

We really want to make these episodes relevant and helpful: if you have any questions or want any particular areas covered then contact us on Twitter @PCKBpodcast, or leave a comment on our really quick anonymous survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YYQ763C

 

Listening on a podcast app

If you listen to podcasts already, you can find us on your favourite podcast app by searching “Primary Care Knowledge Boost”.

If you don’t have a podcast app, it is free and easy to install on your phone:

  1. Go to your phone’s app store (the Google Play Store for Android users and the iTunes store for iPhone users)
  2. Download a podcast app. Our favourites are ‘Castbox’, ’Pocketcasts’, and ‘Spotify’ as well as Apple’s own ‘Podcasts’ app for iPhone users.
  3. Open your app and search for ‘Primary Care Knowledge Boost’
  4. Click “Subscribe”.

Once you have installed an app and subscribed you should now be able to view our previous podcasts and will be notified when we post new ones.​

 

Listening via direct link

If you want to listen directly, you can do so here: https://primarycareknowledgeboost.podbean.com/

This may not work on NHS computers but you should be able to open it on a phone, or personal computer/tablet.

Contact us

Have feedback or suggestions? Just want to say hello? You can get in touch by either emailing us directly at primarycarepodcasts@gmail.com or on Twitter @PCKBpodcast​​

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