Guidance

Direct access to diagnostic tests for cancer: best practice referral pathways for general practitioners

This aims to help GPs in determining which patients would be suitable for direct referral to local services providing the diagnostic tests.

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Guidance on direct referral by GPs to specific diagnostic tests for the assessment of particular symptoms where cancer may be suspected but the urgent GP referral (two week wait) process is not applicable, has been published.

The guidance aims to help GPs in determining which patients would be suitable for direct referral to local services providing the diagnostic tests.

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Published 12 April 2012