Guide to Sarcoma for Allied Health Professionals
This guide is for allied health professionals who treat sarcoma patients but whose majority caseload is not sarcoma. It’s particularly relevant for those who work in the community with sarcoma patients who have been discharged from a specialist centre.
Sarcoma UK has put together an induction package that has the most up-to-date, trustworthy information for doctors, nurses, AHPs working with patients with sarcoma cancer.
The materials are online and can be requested by sending your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
GP Diagnostic Toolkits
Sarcoma UK’s GP sarcoma diagnostic toolkit contains simple yet effective tools outlining the signs and symptoms of sarcoma and guidance on how to refer patients to sarcoma specialist health services for diagnosis and treatment.
‘Sarcoma – Early Diagnosis’ – a new course from GatewayC
Sarcoma UK have worked with GatewayC, doctors and patients to develop a new course for GPs and other primary care professionals.
The new course aims to support GPs and other primary care professionals in recognising the symptoms of sarcoma and improve confidence in decision-making regarding referrals on a suspected cancer pathway.
Following the success of National Sarcoma Survey in 2015 and the invaluable data it collected, Sarcoma UK decided to re-run the survey in 2020 with a broadened purpose: to collect data on sarcoma patient experience in order to build an evidence-base for influencing. This was also expanded beyond adult sarcoma patients to include children with sarcoma and family and carers of those with sarcoma.