An example of ideal utilisation of specialist services by primary care: cervical check

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317059
Title:
An example of ideal utilisation of specialist services by primary care: cervical check
Authors:
Crowley, J; O Morain, C; McGillicuddy, E; Kennelly, P
Citation:
Crowley J et al. An example of ideal utilisation of specialist services by primary care: cervical check. Ir Med J 2014 May 107(5)
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
May-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317059
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Cancer of the cervix is the 8th most common cancer for women in Ireland.Cervical Check has organised and combated this clinical presentation nationwide and has shown encouraging figures since its launch in 2007. 1 While working in Kerry General Hospital (KGH), the Southwest Specialist Training Scheme in General Practice carried out an audit of the colposcopy referrals being received from GPs in the southwest. Adherence to Cervical Check referral guidelines was the main focus of the audit. Very positive figures presented in round one of the audit cycle, with 51 (90%) of all GP referrals adhering to the guidelines. This was further improved by a GP information campaign, leading to 57 (93%) of referrals meeting the appropriate referral criteria. Overall, this paper highlights the excellent screening programme that is Cervical Check and the superb working relationship between primary and secondary care facilities.
Keywords:
CERVICAL CANCER; SCREENING; PRIMARY CARE SERVICE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCrowley, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO Morain, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGillicuddy, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorKennelly, Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-16T12:17:41Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-16T12:17:41Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-
dc.identifier.citationCrowley J et al. An example of ideal utilisation of specialist services by primary care: cervical check. Ir Med J 2014 May 107(5)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/317059-
dc.descriptionCancer of the cervix is the 8th most common cancer for women in Ireland.Cervical Check has organised and combated this clinical presentation nationwide and has shown encouraging figures since its launch in 2007. 1 While working in Kerry General Hospital (KGH), the Southwest Specialist Training Scheme in General Practice carried out an audit of the colposcopy referrals being received from GPs in the southwest. Adherence to Cervical Check referral guidelines was the main focus of the audit. Very positive figures presented in round one of the audit cycle, with 51 (90%) of all GP referrals adhering to the guidelines. This was further improved by a GP information campaign, leading to 57 (93%) of referrals meeting the appropriate referral criteria. Overall, this paper highlights the excellent screening programme that is Cervical Check and the superb working relationship between primary and secondary care facilities.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectCERVICAL CANCERen_GB
dc.subjectSCREENINGen_GB
dc.subjectPRIMARY CARE SERVICEen_GB
dc.titleAn example of ideal utilisation of specialist services by primary care: cervical checken_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
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