urgent GP referral

urgent GP referral

A UK term of art for the referral of a patient by a GP to a consultant, based on the GP’s well-founded belief that the patient is likely to have cancer and thus falls under the 14-day and 31/62 day cancer targets.
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Labour analysis shows 26,710 patients waited two months or more for cancer treatment after an urgent GP referral in Mrs May's first year in power - 87% higher than five years ago.
5 per cent of patients being seen by a consultant within 14 days from an urgent GP referral.
Two-thirds of areas are failing to achieve the target of ensuring 85% of cancer patients with an urgent GP referral get treatment within 62 days.
The percentage of patients first treated for cancer within 62 days following an urgent GP referral for suspect cancer increased from 68.
But via the "urgent" route, only 88% of newly-diagnosed patients started treatment in less than 62 days of urgent GP referral - 7% percentage points below the 95% target.
However, only 88% of newly diagnosed patients started treatment under 62 days of urgent GP referral via the "urgent" route - 7% percentage points below the 95% target.
Our new Northumbria hospital is for seriously-ill patients, most of whom arrive by emergency ambulance or by urgent GP referral.
6% of people beginning treatment within 62 days of an urgent GP referral in the three months to December.
Figures released by NHS England revealed improvements in other areas, including the number of people seen by a specialist within two weeks of an urgent GP referral for suspected cancer (94.
The Trust met a 93 per cent target for a two-week maximum wait from urgent GP referral to the first outpatient appointment.
8 per cent of patients are seen by a cancer specialist within two weeks of an urgent GP referral, compared with the national average of 92.
Meanwhile, an analysis of figures by Labour, due out today, shows that 26,710 patients waited at least two months for cancer treatment following an urgent GP referral during Mrs May's first year in power - 87% higher than five years ago.