Brain & Central Nervous System (CNS) cancer services at Bedford Hospital are provided by the Brain/CNS Team.
Dr M Manford 01234 355 122 ext: Mark.Manford@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk
Following referral under the 2 week rule, patients will be seen
in outpatients by a Consultant or another member of the team
with 1-2 weeks
Outpatient clinics take place:
All patients can be referred; particularly those covered by the Anglia Cancer Network area - NHS Bedfordshire residents in North & East Bedfordshire.
Urgent Referral within 2 Weeks (under 2 week rule)
Refer urgently patients with:
Consider urgent referral (to an appropriate specialist) in patients with rapid progression of:
Consider non-urgent referral or discussion with specialist for:
Refer urgently patients previously diagnosed with any cancer who develop any of the following symptoms:
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 Luton & Dunstable 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
Brain Tumours NHS Choices:
Brain Tumour UK:
Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust
Brain Tumour Research:
NICE Guidelines - Brain Tumours:
Macmillan Cancer Support - Brain Tumours:
Anglia Cancer Network - for residents from Norfolk, Suffolk,
Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire
Last updated: 24/01/2013
Update due: 24/01/2014