COVID-19 Cancer Clinical Guidance and Resources

Author: Louise Metcalfe, Macmillan Primary Care Lead Nurse for Cancer, Louise.metcalfe4@nhs.net

Date Published: April 2020

Below is a range of information specifically in relation to Cancer and COVID-19 for your reference which we aim to keep up to date as new information is made available. The information may also be duplicated in other bulletins you receive directly.

CLINICAL GUIDANCE:-

A range of information is available from:-

NHS England & NHS Information for clinicians in Primary Care on Coronavirus with specific information on Cancer:

o COVID 19 Summary of Guidance for Cancer - General (documents available for download below)

o Cancer and Coronavirus - this link provides links to specific cancer guidance:-

o Acute treatment cancer specialty guide

o Proton beam therapy management of referrals

o Essential Cancer surgery and coronavirus

o Endoscopy and coronavirus speciality guide

o Colorectal Cancer – Clinical Guide for Triaging Patients (document available for download below)

o Clinical guide for triaging patients with lower gastrointestinal symptoms

o NHSE second phase of nhs response to covid-19 (cancer guidance available on page 6)

Cervical Screening Programme: (documents available for download below)

o Colposcopy initial guidance during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic V1.0

o National Cervical Screening Programme Operational Guidance - Invitation and Reminder Letter Intervals

o Sample taking – initial guidance during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

NICE:

o Radiotherapy delivery - rapid guideline NG162

STHFT

o Tumour Site Pathway Changes (document available for download below)

SY&B ICS Cancer Alliance: (documents available for download below)

o FIT and high risk 2ww update

o Lower GI High Risk 2WW referral pathway - primary care

o Referrals Management guidance during COVID-19

o FAQ Cancer advice for GPs re COVID-19

o Suspected or Diagnosed Cancer – summary guidance for GPs

o How to Access the Professionals area

RESOURCES/SUPPORT:-

· Cancer Treatment – Key Messages for Stakeholders v2 – document attached below

· Latest guidance from Macmillan for people with cancer. https://www.macmillan.org.uk/coronavirus

· Cancer Support Services Covid-19 – document available for download below

· Macmillan’s Offer - campaign presentation slides – document available for download below