Cancer urgent referrals 

Our cancer waiting times team processes, monitors and tracks all urgent, two-week wait, suspected cancer referrals from GPs. All appointments are carefully and systematically monitored to ensure a speedy and efficient patient journey through diagnosis and to the start of treatment, or discharge where appropriate.

Patients are seen by different specialists in different clinics dependent on the type of cancer that their GP suspects. All of these clinics are rapid-access and patients are always offered appointments within 14 days of receipt of referral.

Some services run 'one-stop clinics' providing diagnostic tests on the same day as the first appointment with the specialist. These include Breast, Gynaecology, Colorectal, Prostate and Head and Neck clinics. More information will be given to those patients booked to attend these clinics.

Please try to ensure that, wherever possible, the patient is available to be seen within the 14 day target.

  • Urgent cancer referrals (2-week wait)

    University College Hospital
    Urgent Cancer Referrals (2WW)
    2nd floor North
    250 Euston Road
    London, NW1 2PG

    Telephone: 020 3447 9599

    Fax: 020 3447 9932


    NHS e-Referral Service (formally Choose and Book referrals) Urgent cancer referrals for UCLH are available on choose and book (search for 2ww).

  • Referral forms

    The referral forms can be found at My Health London website

  • Access to patient results

    Results are not provided by the two-week wait service - GPs should please access results as you would usually.

  • Tertiary referrals

    We receive tertiary referrals for diagnosed cancer from many hospitals. These are not managed by the cancer waiting times team however, and should be referred directly to the relevant cancer multi-disciplinary team.

    For more information on how to refer to these teams, please refer to the individual website page.