Suspected Cancer Two-week Referrals (2ww)

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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

For information about cancer referrals, please visit 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.


How to Refer EMIS Forms

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

Send by e-Referral, 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

Contact Details

RFH

t: 020 7433 2973/2974 or 0208 370 9079 

e: Rf-tr.rfl-referrals@nhs.net

UCLH

Urgent Cancer Referrals (2ww), 2nd floor North, 250 Euston Rd, London NW1 2PG

t: 020 3447 9599

e: uclh.2ww@nhs.net

Whittington

t: 020 7288 3736/3542

e: twowwbookings.whitthealth@nhs.net

St Mary's

t: 020 3312 1527

e: 2wwsmh@imperial.nhs.uk