Upcoming PC4 lecture- The English National Cancer Diagnosis Audit 2016/7: process and key findings with Prof Greg Rubin

The recently completed English National Cancer Diagnosis Audit is unique in having collected and linked cancer registry and primary care referral data for a large and population-based cohort of 17000 cancer patients. The audit aims to further understand the patient pathway from first presentation to diagnosis and to highlight where improvements can be made in order to shorten the diagnostic interval.  It also provides a baseline for future audits to assess the impact of the 2015 NICE guidelines on the recognition and referral of patients with a suspicion of cancer. In this seminar Greg will discuss the key methodological aspects of this project and its principal findings. He will also touch upon the way the Royal College of General practitioners and the cancer charities are promoting practice quality improvement initiatives that respond to the findings.

Greg Rubin is a GP and Professor of General Practice and Primary Care at Newcastle University UK. With over 180 peer-reviewed publications, his current research is in the diagnosis and management of cancer in primary care and at the interface with secondary care, and the configuration of health services to enable this. He leads a substantial programme of externally funded research and service development in this field and is a senior investigator in both the Department of Health-funded Policy Research Unit for Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis, and the Cancer Research UK-funded CanTest Collaborative www.cantest.org. He provides advice to the Department of Health and Cancer Research UK on the implementation of cancer strategy, was the Royal College of General Practitioners’ first Clinical Lead for Cancer (until 2014) and has led both of the English national audits of cancer diagnosis in primary care (in 2009/10 and 2016/7).

Date: Wednesday 18th October

Venue: Lecture Theatre G73, ground floor, 200 Berkeley St., Carlton

The University of Melbourne, Department of General Practice

Light lunch served from 12:30pm

Presentation: 1pm-2pm

Register: info@pc4tg.com.au