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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 WR referral forms
|Bone Disorders and Sarcoma||Word||Referral guidance|
|Brain and CNS Disorders||Word|
|Children 16 and under||Word||Referral guidance|
|Colorectal Cancer (Lower GI)||Word||Referral guidance|
|Head and Neck||Word|
|Soft Tissue Sarcoma (all ages)||Word||Referral guidance|
|Thyroid (Head and Neck)||Word||Referral guidance|
|Upper GI||Word||Referral guidance|
|Upper GI Endoscopy||Word|
Forms can be downloaded in either Word or pdf to enable practices where possible to populate patient information from their practice systems.
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 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.