Supporting the

Neuroendocrine Cancer Community

Neuroendocrine Neoplasms RCGP online learning course now online

Apr 11, 2022

NCUK are delighted to have collaborated with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to fund an online learning course about Neuroendocrine Neoplasms (NENs). This activity is part of our vital Bridging the Gap campaign.

BRIDGING the Gap is about change: changing attitudes towards and assumptions made about Neuroendocrine cancer, challenging delays, misdiagnoses, and restricted access to care and support to ensure all affected by this group of rare cancers have a clear, effective and holistic diagnostic/treatment pathway.

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, and thereby improve the time to diagnosis and management of patients with NENs.

Suspicion of NENs is imperative to improve outcomes for all our community. Our Barriers to Diagnosis survey highlighted these issues and we need to change the facts.

The two course modules will discuss the types of NENs, common presenting symptoms, the challenge of a NEN diagnosis, and the importance of primary care input following diagnosis.

‘Neuroendocrine Neoplasms’ eLearning course is now live and is available to ALL healthcare professionals for one year.

You can access the course here: https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/neuroendocrine