In collaboration with colleagues from the UKMF, Myeloma UK have developed a set of slides and a corresponding poster that are available to download and use in a Grand Round event.
We have co-partnered education events for GPs with a number of Clinical Commissioning Groups across the UK.
Please get in touch if you can direct us to the relevant person in your local CCG or if you would be interested in hosting a GP education event at your hospital. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have collaborated with Macmillan to produce a Myeloma 10 top tips factsheet to support myeloma diagnosis by raising GP awareness. This includes guidance on when to suspect myeloma and which blood tests should be requested. The factsheet has been reviewed by expert haematologists and Macmillan GP Advisors to ensure the content is accurate from the perspective of both primary and secondary care clinicians.
Early diagnosis for myeloma patients is associated with improved overall survival. The one year survival rate for patients diagnosed via GP referral is significantly higher than those diagnosed following emergency admission (88% vs 62%). Fundamental to timely diagnosis of rarer cancers such as myeloma is increased GP awareness.