The latest information on the Coronavirus outbreak from Greater Manchester Cancer .
This page is intended for GM clinicians. It was last updated at 17:30 on 30 December 2020.
Information from Greater Manchester Cancer
The Greater Manchester Cancer team is currently reviewing all NHS and Government guidance and working with local providers to provide support over the coming weeks. The latest information for clinicians and patients will continue to be posted here as a clear point of reference. Please bear with us whilst we update this page.
GM Cancer Clinicians Online Forum
Greater Manchester Cancer has developed a secure online forum for clinicians to share guidance and discuss various information regarding their pathways or systems. This a live forum, updated daily and weekly with relevant announcements, new clinical guidance and is a space for clinical discussion around Greater Manchester.
Use the button below to access the forum. If you do not yet have a user login, please register via the button below and we will authorise your account. Once in the online forum, you can request access to a number of groups including any specific pathways you may be part of.
The ‘Cancer Hub’ in Greater Manchester
High-level information on the new cancer hub developed in Greater Manchester can be found on The Christie NHS Foundation Trust website, by clicking here.
Guidance documents regarding the management and processes of the hub can be accessed via the GM Cancer Clinicians online forum, linked above.
For more information regarding referrals to the Cancer Hub, or to find the nominated operational and clinical lead for your Provider, please contact: Greatermanchester.firstname.lastname@example.org
For information regarding the hub delivery group, contact the above email, for attention of Freya Howle or Alison Armstrong.
Guidance for those shielding or protecting the clinically extremely vulnerable
The latest guidance from the Government on the clinically extremely vulnerable can be found here: click here
NHSE Guidance (cancer-specific)
Speciality Guide (Cancer and Coronavirus) (published 17.03.20) on managing referrals: Click here
Information for Cancer Alliances on managing cancer referrals (last updated 19.03.20): Click here
Information for patients (last updated 19.03.20): Click here
NHS Coronavirus advice for clinicians and NHS managers (non-cancer specific): Click here
New NICE Guidance NG161 – SACT – Published March 2020
COVID-19 rapid guideline: delivery of systemic anticancer treatments: click here for the latest NICE guidance
New NICE Guidance NG162 – Radiotherapy – Published March 2020
COVID-19 rapid guideline: delivery of radiotherapy: click here for the latest NICE guidance
Changes to the Prehab4Cancer Programme
The Prehab4Cancer programme has temporarily suspended face to face sessions with patients. Patients are being supported via telephone consultations. For more details information and for downloadable leaflets for patients, visit the Prehab page of our website here.
Latest NHS and Government Guidance (general advice for the public)
Information to give to the public
Patients can find a link to information from NHSE and a range of major UK cancer charities from our homepage gmcancer.org.uk.