Improving Early Diagnosis of Cancer and an update on Women's and Sexual Health including Cervical Screening

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Improving Early Diagnosis of Cancer and an update on Women's and Sexual Health including Cervical Screening

Women's Health Update including Cervical Smears

Cervical screening and contraception update for Camden GPs.

Clinicians doing cervical screening should have a half day update every 3 years. This session refreshed practical guidance for cervical sample takers and covered recent additions of HPV testing as part of screening. There was data about cervical cancer in the UK, information about colposcopy and planned future advances.

In the second half there were short updates on contraception and HRT. Finally Liz Bradley introduced the new gynaecology clinical pathways and current workstreams.

Margaret Pike arranged the speakers including Louise Cadman (Research nurse consultant)

Presentations

Menopausal Hormone Replacement

Cervical Screening Update

Cancer Session

This started with an introduction to the Improving Cancer Outcomes in Camden project by Dr Lucia Grun, Primary Care Cancer Lead, Camden CCG. There was feedback from the recent Upper and Lower GI audit, Bowel Scope and Colonoscopy: The Future and two hours of Tumour Specific Case discussion lead by local consultants. There was a lot of participation from the audience and the 'speed dating' section was extremely interesting.

Presentations

Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

Sexual Health In Practice (SHIP) Session

This exciting and informative session discussed the key issues in Sexual Health. SHIP is an interactive, practical & peer-led training programme in sexual health. Did you know that?

  • Camden has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the UK & the 7th highest in London
  • Camden has the 6th highest rate of STIs in London
  • People with HIV go undiagnosed by their GPs
  • 66% of people would prefer to use their GP for sexual health services

Venue

RCGP