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How to Use Ben Noble's RCGP Award Winning Cancer Map?

Are you ready to streamline your workflow and improve patient care? In this short video, we'll explore a game-changing tool that can make a significant difference in your practice. Ben Noble's RCGP Award-Winning Cancer Maps are at the center of our discussion. This innovative online mind map is here to make your life easier, helping you navigate the complex world of 2-week wait cancer criteria. As a bonus, we'll reveal a strategy to score extra QOF points this year. Let's dive in!

Ben Noble devised this amazing mind map which is really easy to use once someone shows you how to use and I will be that someone for you today. Let’s google cancer maps - gateway C - explore cancer maps. It seems pretty daunting at first. 3 Big Maps and a list of symptoms to the right. Let’s go right through to the cases just to get you to understand this better.

Case 1.

56 year old male with change in bowel habits - FOB. Let’s say this gentleman was a bit fatigued, started with some rectal bleeding and is an ex-smoker. At this stage he will need a 2ww colorectal, an urgent chest x-ray and an urgent FBC.

Case 2.

Let’s try using less obvious ones like thrombocytosis and haematuria. A 61 year old female with thrombocytosis, visible haematuria (with a normal MSU) and some nausea. The recommended actions include non-urgent OGD, a 2-week wait CXR, urgent pelvic USS, and a urology 2-week wait referral.

I also promised you a bonus for sticking around to the end. As you are all aware, this year there will be a qualitative, quality improvement QOF for Early Diagnosis of Cancer both in terms of screening and diagnosis. So you’ll need to come up with some areas to improve in and a juicy list of action points and training up clinical staff in using cancer maps is a really easy one. So feel free to share!


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