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London sarcoma service

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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making a referral - if you are a doctor

For GPs

For GPs in London: To refer suspected sarcoma patients please use the Pan London 2WW referral form.

For GPs outside of London: To refer suspected sarcoma patients please use the LSESN 2WW referral form.

For hospital clinicians

Patients can be referred to either the surgical service at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore or the oncology service at University College Hospital, whichever is most appropriate.

RNOH

Patients who have a suspected diagnosis of sarcoma, or require limb, trunk or spinal surgery, are best referred to RNOH. To make a referral please download the referral form below and email it to the MDT Office. If you wish to discuss a referral the office can be contacted via the RNOH switchboard. We have a weekly multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meeting on Fridays at 08.00 at which all new referrals are discussed. Your patient will be discussed at the next MDT meeting and a management plan agreed. Please do not biopsy the patient, we will arrange this. If a biopsy or surgery has already been carried out, then we will request pathology slides and blocks for review. Once a diagnosis has been made, the patient will be seen in clinic by a surgeon or oncologist, as appropriate.

The referral should include:

  • Completed referral form
  • Referral letter
  • Patient and GP contact details
  • Copies of all imaging on CD
  • Copies of any scan reports and histopathology reports
  • Details of information already given to the patient

 

Send referrals to:

MDT Office
Sarcoma Unit, Muriel Sands House
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Brockley Hill
Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4LP
Telephone 020 8909 5112
Fax 020 8909 5709
Email rno-tr.cancerreferrals@nhs.net

Emergency referrals

Please use this form when transferring inpatients to RNOH

UCH

Patients who have sarcomas at non-limb/trunk sites (abdomen, gynaecological, head and neck, thorax), or who have metastatic disease, are best referred initially to UCH. To make a referral please download the referral form below and email it to the Sarcoma MDT Coordinators. If you wish to discuss a referral they can be contacted via the UCH switchboard. We will arrange for the patient to be discussed in the most appropriate site-specific MDT, and a management plan agreed. Please do not biopsy the patient, we will arrange this. If a biopsy or surgery has already been carried out, then we will request pathology slides and blocks for review. Once a diagnosis has been made, the patient will be seen in clinic by a surgeon or oncologist, as appropriate.

The referral should include:

  • Completed referral form
  • Referral letter
  • Patient and GP contact details
  • Copies of all imaging on CD
  • Copies of any scan reports and histopathology reports
  • Details of information already given to the patient

 

Sarcoma MDT Coordinator
Oncology Department, 1st Floor Central
University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
250 Euston Road
London, NW1 2PB
Telephone 020 3447 4821
Fax 020 3447 9536

Email: ucl-tr.LondonSarcomaService@nhs.net