The Cancer Research UK GP Contract Hub

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Coming Spring 2020: The Cancer Research UK GP Contract Hub

Until then you might like to read:

NHS England & BMA  5 year framework for GP contract reform 

or the NHS Long Term Plan.

Coming Spring 2020: The Cancer Research UK GP Contract Hub

In January 2019, NHS England and the BMA released a 5 year framework for GP contract reform to implement the NHS Long Term Plan.

The QOF Quality Improvement (QI) module on cancer early diagnosis, and the Primary Care Network (PCN) early diagnosis of cancer specification both recognise the pivotal role that GPs play in diagnosing cancer earlier and support the NHS Long-Term Plan ambition to diagnose 75% of cancers at stage 1 or 2 by 2028, an increase from just over half now.

With a focus on screening uptake, referral practices (and audit e.g. the National Cancer Diagnosis Audit) and safety netting, they encourage quality improvement at individual practice level, as well as across the PCN and wider system.

"CRUK has a wealth of expertise and experience in both promoting early diagnosis and primary care engagement, so is ideally placed to help PCNs deliver their cancer agenda." - Dr Pete Holloway, CRUK GP and PCN Clinical Director in Suffolk.

The aim of the CRUK GP contract hub is to help practices and PCNs deliver on these GP contract requirements.