Cancer decision support tool
Identify patients at risk of cancer.
Developed in collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support, the Cancer Decision Support tool displays the risk of a patient having specific types of cancer:
- GP alerts during consultations highlight when a patient has a risk of 2% risk or higher
- Decide whether to refer or request further investigations when there is a risk of cancer.
Based on the Risk Assessment Tool developed by Professor Willie Hamilton, the tool has been found to help alert GPs to think cancer, raise awareness of cancer signs and symptoms, act as a patient safety net and aid continuity of care in practices where a patient may see multiple GPs.