NEW Referrals – Suspected Cancer (Two Week Wait)
GPs should continue to refer a patient with suspected Cancer on this pathway. For the majority of services (except Breast and Dermatology), use the “defer to provider” functionality to generate an Appointment Slot Issue (ASI) and we will be made aware of the patient's referral.
All referrals are now being vetted by a nominated Consultant or Nurse Consultant to review. Referrals will be:
- Accepted and an appointment scheduled
- Downgraded with advice and guidance back to GP
- Patient is query cancer but is in vulnerable group and so appointment to be deferred and patient added to waiting list for future appointment
** For Breast - Appointments to be booked via e-RS and clinical team will review clinic lists and reallocate to a telephone clinic appointment for those patients with a lower index of suspicion.
** For Dermatology – please continue to book face to face appointments
Please consider urgency of referral and ensure the patients are aware they will be on a pathway and to expect contact from the hospital within 48 hours of the referral being received.