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REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways & Joint Formulary

Suspected Bone & Soft Tissue Cancer

Checked: 27-04-2020 by vicky.ryan Next Review: 29-01-2021

Soft Tissue Sarcoma - Overview

Patients with suspected soft tissue sarcoma should be referred to the NBT Bristol Sarcoma Service for investigation and management at Southmead Hospital.

For patients who meet the agreed 2WW criteria, complete the 2WW proforma and submit via e-Referral to the Suspected Soft Tissue Sarcoma service.

For non-2WW referrals to sarcoma clinic e.g. Schwannoma, complete the Sarcoma MDT request form and send it to North Bristol NHS Trust nhs.net account – cancerservices@nhs.net with any attachments that you may think the MDT team will find useful, e.g.: referral letters. Please mark for the attention of Adrianna Nowak. The Sarcoma MDT is currently held every Tuesday and the deadline for all referrals is 10:30am on Friday.

If you have any questions please ring the following extensions for help

  • Adrianna Nowak, MDT Co-ordinator, on 0117 414 0532
  • Charlotte Kemp, MDT & Cancer Performance Manager on 0117 414 0509

 

Patients with suspected bone sarcoma should be referred to the Oxford Bone Sarcoma Service. See relevant section below.

Referral - Soft Tissue Sarcoma Service

Please use the Suspected Sarcoma 2WW Referral Form. and refer to NBT via e-Referral

At time of referral please issue the relevant patient information leaflet as below:

BNSSG  2WW Patient Information Leaflet - COVID-19 edition

Link to leaflet on CCG website: https://bnssgccg.nhs.uk/library/understanding-two-week-wait-urgent-referrals-and-covid-19/

Bone Sarcoma - Overview

The adult bone sarcoma service for BNSSG patients is provided by the Oxford Sarcoma Service based at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford and accepts referrals for adult patients aged 16 years and over who meet the Two Week Wait criteria.

The service offers consultation with diagnostics and onward referral for treatment as required.

Referrals can now be made through e-Referral under the '2WW Bone' clinic type. Contact details for the Oxford Sarcoma Service can be found by accessing their website.

For children with suspected sarcoma please see Suspected Cancer - Children and Young People Sarcoma.

Referral - Bone Sarcoma

Please use the Suspected Bone Sarcoma 2WW Referral Form. for referrals into this service. As much detail as possible should be included with the referral and can be typed into the free text section of the form or added as a separate letter.

Nice Guidelines

Refer to the NICE cancer guidelines 2015 for Sarcoma.