Please contact the Paediatric Consultant telephone advice line for all suspected childhood cancers where the most appropriate route of referral into hospital can be discussed – this is accessed via switchboard (0208 546 7711) and is held Mon-Fri 9-5 by a Consultant. Out of hours, please ask switch for the PAU Phone or Paediatric Registrar. This may include referral in for same day review, or a 2 week wait referral for a clinic appointment with a Paediatric Consultant with Oncology interest.
If considering a 2 week wait referral please refer to the following Pan-London Suspected Cancer Referral Guide for Children for further information – Pan-London-Suspected-Cancer-Referral-Guide-Children.pdf
Please ensure that the form is fully completed, including history, examination details, and any investigations already completed. Please ensure also that the 2 week wait pathway process has been discussed with the carers and child if appropriate. Please note that suspected bone and skin cancers, and retinoblastomas, have separate Pan-London 2 week wait referral forms, due to initial assessment being undertaken at specialist centres. Please ensure that the appropriate form is accurately completed to ensure no delays in referral.