Here they can exchange helpful tips and focus on putting the patient at the heart of everything we do.
In our most recent session we were encouraging practitioners to spend a day in each other’s shoes. Paul is also supporting lung cancer awareness month this November.
The early symptoms of lung cancer can often be confused with other illnesses associated with this time of the year.
A persistent cough could be associated with a winter virus, however there is a slim chance that this is an early sign of lung cancer.
The top three signs to look out for are a persistent cough/change in cough pattern, coughing up blood, or chest pain.
Paul wants to encourage people to present such symptoms and let their GPs guide them.
Macmillan GPs are practising GPs who the lead way in pushing for better cancer care in their area with weekly sessions, supported by Macmillan.
Macmillan improves the lives of people affected by cancer locally. They work closely with other health and social care professionals to improve standards and raise awareness.
We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. For Paul, this means helping create a more effective dialogue between GPs and consultants in the region.