Royal Free London (RFL) now offers e-Referrals bookings into a lung cancer straight to test (STT) service. In line with the national optimal lung cancer pathway, this service change will lead to more rapid diagnosis or ruling out of lung cancer for patients.
Instead of booking a face to face appointment in e-Referrals, it is now possible to select and then book a virtual appointment in the Assessment Clinic. The referral will be triaged and the patient contacted within two workings days to arrange an appointment. Most patients will have a CT chest scan. Capacity has been increased in the face to face clinic to accommodate changes.
More information about the national optimal lung cancer pathway and its implementation is available online.