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New screening e-learning content published for GPs

The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has published new e-learning content, in conjunction with PHE Screening, that gives GPs and primary care colleagues practical guidance to support patients in understanding and accessing the NHS screening programmes.

GPs’ duty to share information can be just as important as duty to protect confidentiality

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GPs have access to highly sensitive personal information and take their ethical and legal duties of confidentiality very seriously. However, it is important for them to remember the Caldicott principle that the duty to share information can be just as important as the duty to protect confidentiality.

New home test kit for bowel cancer screening: what GPs need to know

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Infograhic showing the words information for GPs.

The programme will introduce a new improved home test kit for screening from April 2018. It is call a faecal immunochemical test (FIT) and it will replace the guaiac faecal occult blood test (gFOBt). It’s important that GPs and others working in primary care understand this change to the screening programme and its implications for their patients, so here is a brief summary.