Cancer Decision Support tool available to download today
INPS and Macmillan Cancer Support have worked together in partnership to develop a cancer decision support tool that integrates with Vision. The tool displays the risk of a patient having specific types of cancer, and alerts the GP during consultations when a patient has a risk of 2% risk or higher. The tool aids GPs' clinical decision making, helping them to decide whether to refer or request further investigations when there is a risk of cancer.
The tool is based on the Risk Assessment Tool developed by Professor Willie Hamilton, and produces a positive predictive risk value for five different cancer sites in patients – lung, colorectal, oesophago-gastric, pancreatic and ovarian. 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.
The tool is integrated within the consultation workflow and has three functions, which are to provide risk indicator pop up alerts, data entry templates and practice reports.
The CDS tool is available to download for all practices using Vision today.
For more information about the tools, please click here.