Suspected Cancer Referral (2 week rule)

Your referral must be sent to the Hospital. To comply with the 2 week rule you may need to fax the referral.

Please use the Hospitals section of our website to help navigate you to the correct department for further information and resources.

Referral forms

Referral forms for Surrey Sussex and West Hampshire Cancer Network – Click Here to Download

Referral forms for South West London Cancer Network – Click Here to Download

Below is a brief extract from NICE Guidance (NG12 2015)

Suspected cancer: recognition and referral (NG12)

Oral Cancer

1.8.2 Consider a suspected cancer pathway referral (for an appointment within 2 weeks) for oral cancer in people with either: 
unexplained ulceration in the oral cavity lasting for more than 3 weeks or a persistent and unexplained lump in the neck. [new 2015]
1.8.3 Consider an urgent referral (for an appointment within 2 weeks) for assessment for possible oral cancer by a dentist in people who have either: 
a lump on the lip or in the oral cavity or 
a red or red and white patch in the oral cavity consistent with erythroplakia or erythroleukoplakia. [new 2015]
1.8.4 Consider a suspected cancer pathway referral by the dentist (for an appointment within 2 weeks) for oral cancer in people when assessed by a dentist as having either: a lump on the lip or in the oral cavity consistent with oral cancer or a red or red and white patch in the oral cavity consistent with erythroplakia or erythroleukoplakia. [new 2015]

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