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.

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
  • Make sure the correct contact information for the patient is recorded on the two-week referral form, including an up-to-date mobile phone number
  • 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
  • Have a recall system in place so patients are invited for annual reviews
  • Your annual review will include all elements as specified in the electronic management plan
  • Each practice will have a Practice Cancer Champion who will attend relevant training sessions arranged by Salford CCG and Cancer Research UK. They will then take back this learning to the practice and share with colleagues

Last reviewed March 2018.