For hospital clinicians

Patients can be referred to either the surgical service at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore or the oncology service at University College Hospital, whichever is most appropriate.

All referrals should include:

  • Completed referral form (see below)
  • Referral letter
  • Patient and GP contact details
  • Copies of all imaging on CD
  • Copies of any scan reports and histopathology reports
  • Details of information already given to the patient

RNOH

Patients who have a suspected diagnosis of sarcoma, or require limb, trunk or spinal surgery, are best referred to RNOH. To make a referral please download the referral form above and email it to the MDT Office. If you wish to discuss a referral the office can be contacted via the RNOH switchboard. We have a weekly multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meeting on Fridays at 08.00 at which all new referrals are discussed. Your patient will be discussed at the next MDT meeting and a management plan agreed. Please do not biopsy the patient, we will arrange this. If a biopsy or surgery has already been carried out, then we will request pathology slides and blocks for review. Once a diagnosis has been made, the patient will be seen in clinic by a surgeon or oncologist, as appropriate.

Send completed referral form to:

MDT Office
Sarcoma Unit, Muriel Sands House
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Brockley Hill
Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4LP
Telephone: 020 8909 5112
Email: rno-tr.cancerreferrals@nhs.net

Please note: All referral information has to be received by 3pm on a Wednesday for discussion at that Friday’s MDT. If your case is urgent, please ring us on 020 8909 5111/5600.

Intertrust referral form

Emergency referrals

Please use this form when transferring inpatients to RNOH

UCLH

Patients who have sarcomas at non-limb/trunk sites (abdomen, gynaecological, head and neck, thorax), or who have metastatic disease, are best referred initially to UCLH. To make a referral please download the referral form above and email it to the Sarcoma MDT Coordinators. If you wish to discuss a referral they can be contacted via the UCLH switchboard. We will arrange for the patient to be discussed in the most appropriate site-specific MDT, and a management plan agreed. Please do not biopsy the patient, we will arrange this. If a biopsy or surgery has already been carried out, then we will request pathology slides and blocks for review. Once a diagnosis has been made, the patient will be seen in clinic by a surgeon or oncologist, as appropriate.

Send completed referral form to:

Sarcoma MDT Coordinator
Oncology Department, 1st Floor Central
University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
250 Euston Road
London, NW1 2PB
Telephone: 020 3447 4821/4418
Email: ucl-tr.LondonSarcomaService@nhs.net

Intertrust referral form

f you would like to be referred to the London Sarcoma Service, it is best to ask your GP or your hospital consultant to make the referral, by writing to or telephoning us and sending a referral letter with all your clinical information.

You can be directly referred to the individual consultant, or if you are not sure which consultant you should see, by referral to Sarcoma MDT Coordinator at UCLH.

Please bring with you all your medical records, scans, scan reports, pathology reports, and if you are able, slides and pathology blocks from any biopsy or surgery you have had.