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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NHS and Care Looking at cancer waiting times, 60.7 per cent of patients in Darlington CCG were treated within two months of their urgent GP referral in May 2019.
Figures released earlier this year show a quarter of north-east patients have had to wait more than 62 days to begin treatment following an urgent GP referral for suspected cancer.
The percentage of patients seen within two weeks of an urgent referral for any suspected cancer was 81.8, compared with a target of 93 per cent, while 71.4 per cent received "first definitive treatment for cancer within 62 days of an urgent GP referral".
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The health service has a target of 95% of patients receiving first treatment within 62 days following an urgent GP referral.
The ombudsman also ruled that an urgent GP referral and ultrasound scan should have prompted an urgent review of the patient.
In Manchester CCG, 78pc of patients began treatment within two months of an urgent GP referral, below the NHS target.
In terms of missing cancer targets, Laura Gibson, associate director of operations, said the hospital does not usually miss the 62 day standard, which is time frame set for the beginning of first definitive treatment following urgent GP referral.
The CCG also narrowly failed to achieve the standard for patients being seen within two weeks of an urgent GP referral for suspected cancer.
Waiting times for first treatment following an urgent GP referral for suspect cancer (62 day target)
"Thousands of patients are still waiting beyond the target of 62 days for treatment after an urgent GP referral. Let's be clear; years of underfunding and abject failure to invest in the frontline doctors and nurses we need, means the government is letting down cancer patients.
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.