Resources for GPs
Past event presentations
PERT and pancreatic cancer: an online educational session, 21st October 2021
We teamed up with senior specialist HPB dietitian, Mary Phillips, to deliver this free online education session on pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT). The session explored what pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is and how to recognise and diagnose PEI, and what PERT is, the impact it can have on patients’ symptoms and quality of life, and how to advise your patients on effective use of PERT and troubleshooting.
All Wales Webinar on Pancreatic Cancer, 24th June 2021
We teamed up with the Macmillan Primary Care Cancer Framework to deliver this free webinar for all healthcare professionals working in primary care in Wales. The session explored: early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer; pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI), pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) and diabetes; and opportunities to improve patient care in primary care.
10 top tips for GPs
We collaborated with Macmillan Cancer Support to develop a ’10 top tips’ resource for GPs. This resource was developed with guidance from our Patient and Carer Advisory Board and Macmillan GPs and highlights key facts and advice for GPs diagnosing pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) information
PERT online course
Free | 30 – 45 minutes
A health professional’s guide to pancreatic cancer and PERT, endorsed by the British Dietetic Association and Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
NHS Wales Health Collaborative has produced a one page information sheet on prescribing and advising your pancreatic cancer patients on pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT). This resource was reviewed by our Specialist Pancreatic Cancer Nurse, Lynne McCallum.
Symptom awareness materials
GatewayC course: ‘Pancreatic Cancer – Early Diagnosis’
We’re delighted to be supporting GatewayC’s ‘Pancreatic Cancer – Early Diagnosis’ course. The course aims to support healthcare professionals when assessing symptoms possibly indicative of pancreatic cancer and increase confidence in clinical decision-making regarding referral on a suspected cancer pathway.
It’s free to access and suitable for all healthcare professionals across England.
Don’t have a GatewayC account? Register now.
This course will support you to:
- Develop skills which enable patients to articulate their symptoms and concerns
- Demonstrate an understanding of the skills necessary to identify and pick up cues and facilitate disclosure
- Recognise a number of, often uncertain, symptoms that can be associated with pancreatic cancer
- Demonstrate increased knowledge and confidence in decision making around pancreatic cancer referrals
Information for your patients
Give your patients the knowledge they need to make informed choices by sharing our information. It’s easy to understand, reviewed by clinical experts and covers all aspects of pancreatic cancer so you can share it with full confidence.
Specialist Nurse Support Line for you
Our specialist nurses can support you with any specific questions you might have around caring for someone with pancreatic cancer. They also provide additional support to your patients and their families. Call our free and confidential Support Line on 0808 801 0707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Open Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri 9am – 4pm, and Wed 10am – 6pm.