Doctors Lisa and Sara talk to Dr Sarah Taylor about the changes being made to how Primary Care Clinicians refer patients for Suspected Lower Gastrointestinal Cancers. These changes are discussed in the context of referring in the Greater Manchester area, but you can view the joint guideline from the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) and the British Society of Gastroenterology below.
This will change the way we manage patients. To help, we go through some potential cases. Good tips for how to mitigate potential risks with the changes included. We hope you find this useful.
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- Faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) in patients with signs or symptoms of suspected colorectal cancer (CRC): a joint guideline from the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) and the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG): https://www.bsg.org.uk/clinical-resource/faecal-immunochemical-testing-fit-in-patients-with-signs-or-symptoms-of-suspected-colorectal-cancer-crc-a-joint-guideline-from-the-acpgbi-and-the-bsg/
- GatewayC FIT infographic: http://bit.ly/409mXUy
- GatewayC Lower GI infographic: http://bit.ly/3XJpIKN
- Raised Platelets and Cancer Risk: https://gpnotebook.com/en-au/simplepage.cfm?ID=x2019111783915921223
- The Current NICE Guidelines last Updated December 2021: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng12/chapter/Recommendations-organised-by-site-of-cancer#lower-gastrointestinal-tract-cancers
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