11th September 2015
We have recently been working collaboratively across primary and secondary care to improve out cancer pathway performance and ensure that patients are diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. As part of this work, the TWEEK leaflet (attached), which some of you may be familiar with, has been re-designed to be easily used in GP surgeries. It also includes contact numbers at our hospitals for patients to call if they haven’t received an appointment within four days.
We kindly ask that patients you are referring under the two week rule are given a copy of the new TWEEK leaflet and made aware that:
To help us with referrals could you please ensure:
Updated referral forms are also on the way as soon as these have been approved by NHS England. Referral forms and TWEEK leaflet will be available via the GP area of our website. This information for patients is part our on-going improvement work and we are keen to hear from colleagues who have suggestions for improvements, or comments on cancer services.
With many thanks for your help in improving cancer treatment for all our patients
Mrs Liz Howells – Associate Director for Surgery & Cancer
Mr Ian Laidlaw – Chief of Service for Surgery & Cancer