Cancer diagnosis and care
CEG Cancer Toolkit: Helping GP practices work smarter and reduce avoidable delays in diagnosis
Our Cancer Toolkit includes a new audit tool, referral and safety netting template, searches, dashboard and support. It is now available to practices across North East London to help them work efficiently, simplify their safety netting procedures and review and reduce inequalities in cancer referrals, follow-up and care.
About the elements and where to find them:
Cancer Diagnosis Audit Tool
Our Cancer Diagnosis Audit Tool is designed for use within GP practices. It supports clinicians to reflect on new cancer diagnoses by quarter and identify any avoidable delays. The tool autofills fields using data from the patient record, making it easier to review delays in cancer care.
How it works
Run a single search in EMIS and import the results to:
CEG Cancer Diagnosis Audit Tool - User Guide for EMIS Web [PDF 5,079KB]
If you work in an NHS GP practice in North East London and have not yet downloaded this tool, or need support using it, please contact your local CEG facilitator.
At the moment the tool is only compatible with EMIS. A SystmOne version is in development.
Our template 'CEG Cancer Referral and Safety Netting v10' enables GP teams to enter the correct codes into patient records easily and add diary entries which can be used for safety netting (following up activity to make sure nothing is missed). It is published in all North East London localities, in EMIS (Resource Publisher) and SystmOne.
The template was developed in collaboration with North East London cancer leads. It is similar to the EMIS-Macmillan template, but also caters for a City and Hackney local incentive scheme which requires practices to record whether patients were seen / did not attend their appointments.
We have published two protocols that will launch the template automatically:
- CEG Cancer Safety Netting Protocol (Triggers when Fast Track Referral code is added)
- CEG Cancer Buzzword Protocol (Triggers a prompt to launch the template when symptom buzzwords are coded)
Both are available in all North East London localities but need to be activated by the practice.
How it works: Safety netting using our template, protocols and searches
Our searches support GP practices to identify patients for cancer screening, safety netting and ongoing cancer care. They cover activity across the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), Directed Enhanced Service (DES) and Investment and Impact Fund (IIF). The searches are published in every locality in North East London. Find them in your CEG practice support folders - the majority are in Folder 5:
Folder 5 (EMIS)
Folder 5 (SystmOne)
Folder 4, Faecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT) for lower gastrointestinal referrals
Folder 9, identify bowel cancer screening non-responders (Currently EMIS only, SystmOne search in development)
The CEG Cancer Screening dashboard displays data for bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening. View data by practice, Primary Care Network, Borough or whole North East London region.
Our dashboards are in a password-protected area of the website. North East London NHS or public health teams should speak to their practice managers or local CEG facilitator for links and login details when needed.
Facilitation and expertise
Our team of facilitators and support officers support exceptional performance across North East London.
- Practice visits (online and in person)
- Help using any of CEG's tools and resources
- Advice for improving in a particular area, eg safety netting
- CEG orientation for new team members
Our clinical leads, data analysts and researchers also provide insight to inform initiatives and commissioning across the region.
Contact your local facilitator to get started.