Urgent referrals to see specialist on the two-week pathway. Referrals can be made for the following suspected cancers:
- central nervous system
- head and neck
- upper GI
Please see Downloads for best practice guidance on how to make 2WW referrals, FAQs and educational resources to support the roll out of the 2WW referral forms, including specific referral guidance and information on safety netting.
Access information on the 2ww referral times data per hospital within the Locality section under Dashboard.
When referring a patient...
- Please ensure they are aware of the urgency and reason for the referral and are available and willing to attend an appointment within two weeks.
- Please provide patient with the "Your right: Urgent two-week referral" letter or a patient leaflet about urgent referrals (see Downloads for both). Click here for patient information in other languages.
Urgent referrals for suspected cancer should be sent electronically, using the Pan-London Suspected Cancer Referral Forms (under Cancer Referral Forms Bundle).
Completed referral forms should be sent to the relevant hospital as instructed on the referral forms. Located at the top of each form are details of London hospitals, including email addresses and telephone numbers. Forms can be emailed or sent by e-referral.
Please note that referrals cannot be faxed.
2WW gynae service referrals to the Royal Free Hospital are now triaged:
GP practices should book the appointment but not give the appointment details to the patient. Then the gynae department will triage the referral and contact the patient within two working days. please ensure you attach the 2WW referral form within 24 hours.
2WW Gynaecology - Triage Assessment Only - Royal Free Hospital - RAL
t: 020 7433 2973/2974 or 0208 370 9079
f: 020 7433 2950/2951
For respiratory 2ww: 020 8370 9079 x58326
Urgent Cancer Referrals (2WW), 2nd floor North, 250 Euston Rd, London NW1 2PG
t: 020 3447 9599
f: 020 3447 9932
t: 020 7288 3736/3542
f: 020 7288 5621
t: 020 3312 1527
f: 020 3312 1580