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HSC 2000/013: Referral guidelines for suspected cancer

  • Document type:
    Health service circular
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    13 April 2000
  • Primary audience:
  • Gateway reference:
    not required
  • Series number:
    HSC 2000/013
  • Pages:
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown copyright

The cancer referral guidelines are issued to help Health Authorities, Primary Care Groups/Trusts, GPs and NHS Trusts agree local referral criteria and referral procedures to enable those patients who might have cancer and who require an urgent specialist appointment to be seen within two weeks of their GP requesting an appointment.

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These guidelines have since been replaced by NICE Clinical Guideline 027.

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