Cancer


Cancer is now the main cause of death in Salford. There are almost 1,000 new cases of cancer per year in Salford. The number of people dying from the four most common cancers (lung, colorectal, prostate and breast) is higher than the national average. 


Below is a summary of the standard for cancer. Please click the PDF below to read the full explanation and additional details.  

 

What you should expect from your GP practice: 

 

  • The practice will use the appropriate two-week wait referral form

  • Patient information leaflets will be offered to all patients and/or family member/carer, if appropriate

  • Practices will have a way to identify all patients diagnosed with either breast or prostate cancer in the last five years and add an appropriate recall system for annual review appointments

  • Your annual review will include all elements as specified in the electronic management plan

 

Download full details of Standard 1.7 Cancer