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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Our new Northumbria hospital is for seriously-ill patients, most of whom arrive by emergency ambulance or by urgent GP referral.
The percentage of patients first treated for cancer within 62 days following an urgent GP referral for suspect cancer decreased from 77.
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 proportion of patients who were diagnosed after an urgent GP referral ranged from 88% to 38% among the regional cancer networks.
The Trust met a 93 per cent target for a two-week maximum wait from urgent GP referral to the first outpatient appointment.
Two months should be the maximum wait from urgent GP referral for cancer tests to first treatment for breast cancer.
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.
9% of patients were seen by a consultant within 14 days from an urgent GP referral.
7% of cancer patients began treatment within 62 days of their urgent GP referral - and indicative figures for May suggest this dropped even further to 80% last month - 10% below the target.
Patients will have the right to start treatment by a consultant within 18 weeks of GP referral and to be seen by a specialist within two weeks of an urgent GP referral.
It identified areas where NHS Kirklees is taking a lead and performing well against national targets as including maintaining the four-hour maximum wait in accident and emergency; keeping a two-week maximum wait from urgent GP referral to first outpatient appointment for all urgent cancer referrals and maintaining delayed transfers of care at a minimum level.