Suspected Cancer Two-week Referrals (2ww)

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This page now reflects the current situation. Please use the NCL COVID-19 GP website cancer pages for NCL-wide COVID-19 related cancer updates that are not listed on local borough intranets. 

For Cancer information leaflets/resources, visit out COVID-19 topic page.

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This page covers urgent referrals to see a specialist on the two-week pathway. Referrals can be made for the following suspected cancers:

  • brain & CNS
  • breast
  • children's
  • gynaecology
  • haematology
  • head and neck
  • lower GI*
  • lung and pleura
  • ophthalmology
  • sarcoma
  • skin
  • upper GI
  • urology

*All patients with symptoms and signs suggestive of possible colorectal cancer should have a FIT test before referral unless they have a rectal or anal mass or anal ulceration. Read the changes to the LGI 2WW Pathway (11 June). See Downloads for how to order/reorder FIT kits. 

For information about cancer referrals, please see the Pan-London referral guide

It is important for practices to have a robust safety netting system. For information about the EMIS Macmillian safety netting template, see the EMIS guide.

See the Downloads for cancer patient pathway information leaflets and other information.


How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: e-Referral

Urgent referrals for suspected cancer should be sent using the appropriate referral forms found on the EMIS forms webpage. Please check that you are using the correct version of the form on your EMIS system. 

Send by e-Referrals, not fax or email. Book directly with the preferred hospital (not via CCAS).

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

Patient information leaflets are available for some referral types and in 12 languages from Pan-London website.

Visit the Primary Care user guide for 2ww suspected cancer referral information.


Locations

Royal Free London
St Mary's

Email Address

e: 2wwsmh@imperial.nhs.uk

Phone Number

t: 020 3312 1527

Website

w: https://www.imperial.nhs.uk