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School of Medicine joins forces with Velindre Cancer Centre and Macmillan GP to provide free CPD to primary healthcare professionals

6 May 2021

Community Oncology webinar

The Community Oncology team, led by Cardiff University and supported by the CPD Unit, has delivered a series of free webinars to support primary care teams during Covid-19.

We’re delighted to report that feedback from attendees has been extremely positive, with 99% of respondents rating the programme as excellent or very good.

The aim of the programme was to support the learning needs of healthcare professionals in oncology issues that may be encountered in primary care, particularly during the pandemic.

The programme was comprised of 6 sessions, covering GI cancers, Lung cancers, Cancers of unknown primary, Skin cancers, Communication skills and Geriatrics.

  • 888 registrations
  • 371 YouTube sessions
  • Rated excellent or good by 99% of respondents
  • 99% of respondents will use the skills and knowledge from these sessions in their work
  • 0% of respondents left sessions with blind spots or confusion
  • 100% of respondents those evaluated left the sessions feeling able to put what they had learnt into practice

The Community Oncology team is made up of Dr Fiona Rawlinson, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Programme Director of Postgraduate Palliative Medicine at Cardiff University, Dr Mick Button, Consultant Oncologist at Velindre Cancer Centre and Dr Elise Lang, Macmillan GP, North Cardiff.  Sessions also included presentations by GPs, Oncologists and specialists from local University Health Boards.

The reach and impact of the Community Oncology webinar series has been wonderful. We’re thrilled that attendees have found the sessions useful and are planning to use skills and knowledge gained from this programme into their practice. We are really proud of these high-quality webinars and this feedback indicates that they will have a real benefit for patients in the community.
Professor Fiona Rawlinson Professor

Watch recordings of all six Community Oncology webinars at our YouTube channel.

Here is the most recent session, which was recorded as part of the CPD Unit's Spring Online School.

Community Oncology webinar series - Geriatrics

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about courses and CPD activities in the field of community oncology, palliative and end of life care, or other areas of medicine and healthcare, please feel free to contact our friendly team:

Continuing Professional Development Unit

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