2 Week Rule Referrals

Please ensure that the patient is aware of the reason for the 2 week rule referral. This will assist our staff to avoid alarming patients when telephoning to arrange an urgent appointment.

Patients not realising that they may have a serious condition will often cancel appointments made; which could potentially cause serious delay in diagnosis.

Referral forms and guidelines   

Please insure that all patients are given a Patient Information Leaflet

All referral forms should be emailed to WSHT 2WR Appointments cancer.appointments@nhs.net.



2 WR referral forms


NICE/CSC Guidelines    

Bone Disorders and Sarcoma Word pdfReferral guidance
Brain and CNS Disorders Wordpdf 
Breast Word pdf Referral guidance
Children 16 and under Word pdfReferral guidance
Colorectal Cancer (Lower GI)Word pdfReferral guidance
Gynaecology WordpdfReferral guidance
Haematology Word pdfReferral guidance
Head and Neck Word pdf 
Lung Word pdfReferral guidance
Neuroblastoma Word pdf Referral guidance
Skin Word pdf Referral guidance
Soft Tissue Sarcoma (all ages) WordpdfReferral guidance
Thyroid (Head and Neck)Word pdfReferral guidance
Upper GI Word pdfReferral guidance
Upper GI Endoscopy Word pdf  
Urology Word pdfReferral guidance

Forms can be downloaded in either Word or pdf to enable practices where possible to populate patient information from their practice systems.

NICE referral guidelines for suspected cancer  


Please use referral proforma for all 2WR referrals

Colorectal Cancer email advice pilot

Colorectal email advice requests from GPs should only be made from a secure NHS.NET account and should include the following details: 

  • GP
  • GP Practice Name/Code
  • NHS Number/Patient Name
  • Patient DoB
  • State the query/question
  • Provide sufficient medical history and information to enable the consultant to make a sound judgement
  • Provide mobile telephone contact details in the event that the consultant wishes to telephone for more details

WSHT will ensure that the email address is monitored regularly; to ensure appropriate responses are sent to the individual GPs concerned within 24 hours.