Health Education England has funded a free online cancer education platform, GatewayC. Developed for GPs, practice nurses, GPs in training, healthcare assistants, physician associates, and other primary care professionals across NHS England, this platform is entirely free to use, with CPD available in every module.
GatewayC is intended to improve cancer outcomes by enabling earlier diagnoses and improving patient experiences, through:
- Improved knowledge of symptoms
- Increased confidence in when and when not to refer a patient on a suspected cancer pathway
- Improved quality of suspected cancer referrals
- Improved communication of support patients at each stage of the pathway