Brain & CNS - 2WW
The brain tumour treatment team consists of highly experienced doctors, and other health care professionals who care for more than 600 adults and children with gliomas and other brain and nervous system tumours each year. Specialists from neurology, neurosurgery, radiology, neuropathology, radiation therapy, clinical oncology, psychology and brain rehabilitation work together to deliver the most appropriate treatment for each patient diagnosed with a tumour. Bristol Neuro-Oncology services treat a population of over 3 million adults and 5 million children.
The most common method of referral is from a secondary care centre to the Neurosurgical unit at Southmead Hospital Bristol, which is part of the North Bristol NHS Trust. Referrals are accepted from anywhere within the country. Surgery is carried out at North Bristol NHS Trust with further treatment such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy, if required, will take place at the nearest local hospital. Making a referral has now been streamlined into a single step electronic process.
Referrals can be made through the Bristol Neuro-Oncology website to refer a patient to the weekly Neuro-Oncology MDT.
Emergency Referrals are made over the telephone. Contact the on-call neurosurgical team at Southmead Hospital 0117 950 5050, bleep 1748.
Alternatively referrals can be made through e-Referral using the Brain & CNS Referral Form (word doc).
At time of referral please issue the 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/
The leaflet via this link is available in English and 14 additional languages.
Please see link to NICE Guidelines Brain and CNS Cancers .