Covid-19 updates

Some suspected cancer pathways have been CHANGED in response to Covid-19.  Revised guidance and updated 2WW referral forms have been implemented for certain cancers. For the latest Covid-19 related news on cancer referrals and treatment see the Cancer section on the NCL Covid-19 GP intranet. The information is not repeated on this website.


Latest update GP direct-access imaging services: Suspected cancer referrals move to single NCL referral form (7 October 2020)

See the Imaging topic page, for details of the single suspected cancer imaging referral form now in use across all NCL providers.

NCL has implemented a 2WW teledermatology pathway (Royal Free and Whittington only) during Covid.

Healthy London Partnership Covid-19 Cancer Referral Resources

This page hosts Covid-19 related support documents for primary care during the Covid-19 outbreak. It includes Covid-19 specific pan-London suspected cancer referral forms (also available on Islington EMIS), a Covid-19 patient information leaflet as well as primary care educational guides and communications.



Please remember GPs can refer direct to hospitals for urgent diagnostics and consider this instead of 2WW. For a full breakdown of where and how to refer, read this guide

The Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Centre (GI cancer) is going well. Please continue to refer.

See the latest NCL GP and Primary Care Cancer Newsletter (January 2020) 

GP one-to-one practice support: cancer research faciliator

Cancer Research UK is able to visit practices individually as and when needed to share the latest local cancer data, provide training and tools on key topics such as cancer screening. Islington’s facilitator Christine Harding is able discuss new NICE guidance with valuable resources, support the completion of SEAs and audits. GPs will be able to review surgery safety netting processes and best practice.

Please contact Christine for further information and/or to set up a visit:

Cancer education 

View the Cancer Education page for learning resources and referral guides.


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2WW Suspected Cancer Referrals

Urgent, two-week referrals for suspected cancer

Bowel Screening

Bowel cancer screening service for men and women aged 60-69

Breast Screening

Breast screening services for women aged 50 and above

Cancer Genetics Service

Assessment of those who may have a predisposition to cancer

Cervical Screening

Cervical screening services for women aged 25-64

Coordinate My Care

Personalised electronic urgent care plans for those with chronic and life-limiting illnesses

Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)

Test for suspected colorectal cancer

Future Matters

Future Matters aims to raise awareness of death, dying and end of life care planning for Islington patients.

Hospice Care

Specialist support and care for people with a serious or life-limiting illness

Islington PCN Social Prescribing Link Workers

SPLWs can provide more support to patients, connecting them with relevant information, advice and local community support and groups.

Lymphoedema Service

Assessment, diagnosis and management of lymphoedema

Macmillan North Central London Buddies

Service providing one-to-one support for people affected by cancer to reduce isolation and anxiety

Macmillan Support and Information Service

Drop-in service for anyone affected by, or who would like information on, every aspect of cancer

NHS Volunteer Responders

Practices and frontline staff can call on NHS Volunteer Responders during Covid-19 outbreak

Palliative Care (Adults): ELiPSe

Palliative care team for adults

Rapid Access Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Centre

For patients who do not fit the existing, site-specific cancer 2WW pathway OR patients who are too unwell to wait for 2WW appt

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Care planning approach

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Last updated: Oct 8th, 2020
Review date: May 4th, 2021