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AI helping GPs identify possible cancers earlier

RM Partners has just launched a pilot in Sutton that uses an award winning AI decision support tool, C the Signs, to help GPs identify patients at risk of cancer earlier. The app, which can be used on desktop computers or mobile phones, uses artificial intelligence mapped with the latest NICE guidelines and other evidence to provide GPs with the ability to check combinations of signs, symptoms and risk factors in an easy-to-use format.

Designed to be used within a GP consultation, it supports clinicians in recommending what investigations or referrals the patient may need. GPs can search by symptom or area of the body affected and will then be shown each diagnostic pathway.

The content can also be adapted to provide information on what support is available locally, for example any direct access diagnostics or information on a best practice pathway.

RM Partners will also be piloting C the Signs in Merton and Wandsworth shortly. In total GPs and practice nurses in 95 practices will be given access to the tool and be able to use in consultations with their patients.