Bedford Hospital NHS Trust does not receive suspected sarcoma referrals from primary care, these patients are referred from the GP directly to Addenbrooke's Hospital
Sarcoma Diagnostic Clinic for the diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities or proximal trunk only. For any other site refer urgently on the 2 week wait site specific pathway.
This Unit is also the regional centre for the treatment of sarcomas (types of cancers of the bone, muscle and connective tissue).
Contact: Box 193
General enquiries: 01223 217 074
Oncology Day Unit: 01223 216 395
All patients can be referred; particularly those covered by the Anglia Cancer Network area - NHS Bedfordshire residents in North and East Bedfordshire.
Refer for an immediate X-ray a patient with a suspected spontaneous fracture.
If the X-ray:
Refer urgently if:
If patient has HIV, consider Kaposi's sarcoma and make an urgent referral if suspected.
All adults aged over 16 in the Anglia Cancer Network catchment area who present with sarcoma or suspected sarcoma in primary care. The geographic area which makes up the Anglia Cancer Network is covered by the following PCTs:
Patients outside of the Anglia Cancer Network are usually referred to Hospitals within their Cancer Network area. NHS Bedfordshire residents in South Bedfordshire and NHS Luton residents are covered by the Mount Vernon Cancer Network area.
|Site of suspected Soft Tissue Sarcoma||Location of service||Lead Clinician||Method of referral|
|Extremities or Proximal Trunk||Sarcoma Diagnostic Clinic Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUHFT)||Dr Helena Earl, Consultant Oncologist||Choose and Book, or faxed referral to 01223 274409|
|Any other site||Refer urgently on the 2 week wait site-specific pathway|
Patients outside of the Anglia Cancer Network area are usually referred to Hospitals within their Cancer Network area. NHS Bedfordshire residents living in North and East Bedfordshire are included under the Anglia Cancer Network.
South Bedfordshire patients are included under the Mount Vernon Cancer Network and usually referred to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and University College London Hospital.
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: full guideline
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: quick reference guide
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: information for the public
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: NICE guideline
Bone Cancer (Sarcoma) NHS Choices:
Bone Cancer Research Trust:
Teen Info on Cancer:
Teenage Cancer Trust:
Health Talk Online:
Macmillan Cancer Support - Bone Cancer:
Anglia Cancer Network - for residents from Norfolk, Suffolk,
Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire
Last updated: 25/09/2012
Update due: 25/09/2013