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Professional Development Courses

For Healthcare Professionals

NCUK Academy

Neuroendocrine Cancer UK’s NCUK Academy is a competency-based, CPD-accredited NCUK Academy Nurse Course. The NCUK Academy is independent and free to access at any time. It was designed for nurses (and allied healthcare professionals), working across a range of healthcare settings, to provide a free online resource regarding neuroendocrine cancer – what it is, how it may present, and how it is diagnosed, treated, and managed.

The Academy is a competency-based modular programme that aims to promote awareness and encourage a deeper understanding of neuroendocrine cancers – enhancing the knowledge, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills of those completing it.

Developed by our specialist nurse, AHP, and expert patient faculty and endorsed by UKINETs, the Academy includes a combination of evidence-based,  resources, clinical practitioners, and patient video presentations. It is divided into 4 key inter-related E-learning components:

Part 1:
An introduction and overview of neuroendocrine cancer

Part 2:
Site-specific neuroendocrine cancers

Part 3:
Related Syndromes

Part 4: 
Holistic Care Considerations

NCUK Academy website
Improve your understanding of Neuroendocrine Cancers. Registration is free.

Competency Framework
Neuroendocrine Cancer Nurse Competency Framework receives RCN accreditation.

We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank our incredible specialist nurse, AHP and expert patient faculty: Angie Williamson, Catherine Bouvier, Gail McKane, Irene Wotherspoon, Kate Quirk, Kym Winter, Liz Quaglia, Mike Tadman, Nikie Jervis, Wendy Martin,Yasmin Chotai de Lima for their contribution to this innovative course.

RCGP Learning
Neuroendocrine Neoplasms Course

In an average practice of 10,000 patients, approximately 5 patients will be living with and beyond a diagnosis of neuroendocrine neoplasm (NEN). This course aims to increase the primary care clinician’s knowledge of neuroendocrine neoplasms, thereby improving the time to diagnose and manage patients with NENs. Throughout these two modules we will discuss the types of NENs, common presenting symptoms, the challenge their diagnosis presents, and the importance of primary care input following diagnosis.

An educational grant was received from Neuroendocrine Cancer UK for the production of this resource. Educational content was supported by NCUK  but final editorial and content decisions were made by the RCGP.

Medics for Rare Diseases

Did you know that 1 in 17 people are affected be a rare disease in their lifetime?

Rare Disease 101 is aimed at medical professionals with little prior knowledge in rare disease. This eight lesson module covers the basic principles of what rare disease is, how you may suspect a rare disease, challenges faced by those living with a rare disease and how to support them.

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