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Improving Cancer Diagnosis

Friday 19 October 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Improving Cancer Diagnosis
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“Early diagnosis is crucial to saving lives and providing peace of mind for patients” Cally Palmer National Cancer Director NHS England 2018

“The average time for a patient in England to be diagnosed with cancer is 40 days” Diagnosing cancer in primary care: results from the National Cancer Diagnosis Audit, December 2017

“1 in 5 patients experienced an avoidable delay in their diagnosis” Cancer Research UK

“By 2020, the changes we are making will save lives and ensure NHS cancer services are up with the best in the world…. One key change we’re making is to tell people whether they have cancer or not within 28 days of them going for tests. At the moment, we just measure how long it takes to first see a specialist doctor, or whether treatment is started within two months. This new standard will put a focus on the time after symptoms are first spotted. For those who are diagnosed with cancer, it puts them in the driving seat to get treatment started as soon as possible. For those who aren’t, they can more quickly have their minds put at rest at a very stressful time. The new standard will come into force by April 2020... The challenges in delivering faster – and earlier – diagnosis are considerable but the benefits for patients are real. Through the standard, we can diagnose and reassure patients earlier and improve care and outcomes.” Cally Palmer National Cancer Director NHS England

The recommendation from the Independent Cancer Taskforce was for 95% of patients to receive a definitive diagnosis or ruling out of cancer within 28 days of a referral. This conference focuses on implementation of the new 28 day standard in practice including learning from the pilot sites.

Benefits of attending:
This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the early diagnosis of cancer
  • Update yourself on national developments in cancer diagnosis including the new 28 day National faster diagnosis standard
  • Learn from outstanding practice in meeting the 28 day National Standard 
  • Reflect on the perspectives on cancer survivors
  • Develop effective data collection, recording systems and clinical pathways to monitor adherence to the new standard 
  • Understand the developing role of Rapid Assessment and Treatment Centres  
  • Identify key strategies for improving diagnosis and hear how pilot sites are implementing the New 28 Day standard
  • Implement the learning from the 2018 National Cancer Diagnosis Audit
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

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