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Responsibilities of the Primary Care Leads Group:
The role of the Primary Care Group is to support the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Network in the development of Cancer Services, especially within the Primary Care arena. Primary Care has a major role to play across the whole cancer pathway irrespective of tumour type. This includes both provider and commissioner roles, although the Network acknowledges that 2012-13 is a transitional year in terms of defining those responsibilities.
The role of the group is to bring a Primary Care perspective to policy and services across the Network, support the sharing of best practice and improve the quality of both the early and continuing patient pathway, including survivorship and end of life – with the overall aim of achieving better patient outcomes.
- Advise the Network Programme Board, NSSGs (Clinical Sub
Groups) and NCCGs (Cross Cutting Groups) regarding Primary Care issues
including care pathways, research and mechanisms across the primary and
secondary care interface.
- Provide Primary Care input into the GMCCN Network
- Work with commissioners to advise them on primary care
issues relating to the commissioning of cancer services, translating national
policy and guidance into recommendations for the organisation and delivery of
- Facilitate communication between the Greater
Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Network and Primary Care Organisations with a view
to ensuring cancer remains on their agenda and advise on the development of
best practice standards in cancer services.
- Work closely with Primary Care Organisations around
the NAEDI agenda and ensure the continued implementation of these initiatives
locally. Promote GP education via audit and Significant Event Analysis around
symptom awareness as identified in the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cancer
Network education strategy.
- Liaise with CAG to develop priorities for Primary Care in accordance with strategy.
Key Primary Care Links:
NICE Cancer Referral Guidelines - The NICE clinical guideline on referral for suspected cancer will help general practitioners (GPs) make decisions about when to refer people to specialists when they have symptoms that may be caused by cancer. Find out more here.
NHS Choices - You have decided with your GP that you are going to see a specialist for further treatment. You can now choose where to have your treatment from a list of at least four local hospitals or clinics. For more information on this click the link.
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For meeting or future administration enquiries about this group, please contact:
Sue Dyke at the Strategic Clinical Network: firstname.lastname@example.org