This programme enables pharmacy professionals working across all practice settings to identify people who may have signs or symptoms of cancer and support them to access services that facilitate early cancer diagnosis. The programme also explores the national cancer screening programmes currently available, what people can expect from these and how pharmacy professionals can promote screening uptake.
On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
- recognise situations, including presentation with red flag symptoms for specific cancers, where you need to have a conversation with a person about referral for further investigation
- identify people who have additional barriers to accessing initial investigation of symptoms and
tailor support to their individual needs
- determine when a person needs to be referred to a local health and care pathway and the process for referral in your practice setting
- recognise misconceptions about cancer diagnosis and the impact this may have on people’s behaviour
- support people to access national cancer screening programmes
- respond effectively when dealing with barriers and challenges in conversations about cancer
investigation or screening.
How to use this programme
You can access this e-learning programme using a web browser on any device. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it.
Learning intended for
- Pharmacy technicians
- Trainee pharmacists