Urgent suspected cancer referrals

Changes to Urgent Suspected Cancer referral forms

We can now confirm that the new Urgent Suspected Cancer referral forms have now gone live, as of Tuesday 31 January 2023. Find out more about these changes on our webpage.

Pan London Suspected Cancer Referral Forms

The Healthy London Partnership has put together a resource centre with the updated Urgent Suspected Cancer referral forms for or EmisWeb, SystmOne, Vision, MS Word and DXS. These are all available on their Urgent Suspected Cancer referrals forms webpage.

Modernising cancer waiting times standards

From 1 October 2023, cancer waiting time standards are being modernised and simplified, moving to three measures. Read more on our dedicated page for GPs.

Patient information

You can download information leaflets for patients on two week wait referrals, available in different languages, from the Healthy London Partnership web page. 

Urgent Suspected Cancer pathway: sending reminder texts via Accurx

A short video showing how to send reminder texts to patients via Accurx (as long as the messaging is used alongside other safety netting measures, such as the template) is available here: https://youtu.be/flq--MPnpuk


Our colleagues in secondary care have asked that we please remind all GPs of the importance of bloods being available when patients are referred on the Urgent Suspected Cancer pathway.

Patient availability

Please remind patients that they need to be available for appointments when referred on the Urgent Suspected Cancer pathway. We are experiencing a number of missed or cancelled appointments due to patients being away on holiday.


A webinar on the latest guidance for GPs on making cancer referrals to haematology can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/X2OG2LQcGsI