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Breast screening: information and education for GPs

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In our quest to provide free, high quality, easy to access training for those informing women about breast screening, we often collaborate with other organisations. This makes sure we can get the right information to as many of you as possible and that you can evidence your learning in line with your professional continuing professional development (CPD).

We have worked with the British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently to support its publication of a free one hour module on breast screening in the NHS.

The module is up to date and follows the NHS breast screening pathway. Through interactive case histories, this e-learning explains how to advise women who are concerned about breast cancer, and what information to give them. It is primarily aimed at GPs and nurses working in general practice but it provides a useful insight for others new to working in the screening programme.

E-learning: login and learning outcomes

Take the BMJ Learning module on breast screening to learn:

  • how to advise women who are worried about breast cancer
  • what information you should give them
  • how to advise women who have questions about the NHS breast screening programme

You’ll get a certificate for completing the module, and can download or print it for use in your appraisal and/or professional re-registration.

Infographic with the words e-learning for GPs and a picture of a computer.

Registration and help

Those of you who do not have a BMJ Learning account will need to register for BMJ Learning. It’s free to register and takes only a couple of minutes.

If you’re a British Medical Association (BMA) member, you can get full access to all BMJ Learning modules by adding your BMA number to your BMJ Learning account.

BMJ Learning help and frequently asked questions page will answer any questions you have about how to use BMJ Learning.

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH)

We moved all PHE developed e-learning for screening moved to Health Education England’s e-LfH website in April. We are currently developing e-learning modules to help and support professionals working in the breast screening programme. You will receive details about this interesting development later in the year.

Read about the available screening e-learning and sign up for e-LfH.

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