For the latest updates on cancer during the Covid pandemic, always check the NCL Covid-19 GP website cancer pages.
This page covers urgent referrals to see a specialist on the two-week pathway (2WW). Referrals can be made for the following suspected cancers:
*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 Downloads for cancer patient pathway information leaflets and other information.
The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs
Referral methods: e-Referrals
Urgent referrals for suspected cancer should be sent using the appropriate referral forms:
In local EMIS global document library systems, search the 2WW Cancer Referral Forms folder using the keyword format: 'Urology Suspected Cancer' etc.
For Camden, please find the form on the Camden EMIS Forms page.
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 CHI RSS).
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.