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Leukaemia early diagnosis, blood testing and NICE cancer guidelines

December 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join our online event on 14th Dec 2023, 7 PM UTC, to learn about early diagnosis, blood testing, and NICE cancer guidelines for Leukaemia.

SWAG Cancer Alliance and Leukaemia Care held an event in April 2022, primarily aimed at pharmacists. This was a basic introduction to leukaemia diagnosis, combined with a talk on interactions with leukaemia treatments.

Since then, Leukaemia Care has conducted research into the challenges involved with blood testing according to the NICE guidelines. This was followed by a roundtable discussion to determine key messages:

  1. Capacity issues may affect the undertaking of blood testing,
  1. Greater awareness required of NICE guidelines and actions for people with symptoms
  2. Do NICE guidelines symptoms match patient experience?

This work has underpinned this early diagnosis event’s focus to provide a broader blood testing educational session for all Primary Care Network HCP specialisms.


Dr Helen Winter, Medical Oncologist, SWAG Cancer Alliance, UHBW

Dr Amelia Randle, GP, SWAG Cancer Alliance, Urgent and Emergency Care Clinical Advisor NHSE SW

Dr Katherine Hodby, Consultant Haematologist, UHBW

Dr Rachel Dommett, Paediatric Consultant Haematologist, UHBW

Ade Williams MBE, Superintendent Pharmacist, Oncology and Community Lead – Primary Care Pharmacy Association

Dr Sarah Smith – GP, Chepstow Community Hospital, Chepstow

Charlotte Crowley, Evidence & Policy Manager, Leukaemia care

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