Lung cancer services at Bedford Hospital are provided by the Lung Team which consists of Consultants and Clinical Nurse Specialists.
The Consultants and Clinical Nurse Specialists are:
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:
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All patients can be referred; particularly those covered by the Anglia Cancer Network area - NHS Bedfordshire residents in North and East Bedfordshire.
Consider immediate referral for patients with:
Refer urgently patients with:
Refer urgently for Chest X-ray (the report should be returned within 5 days) for patients with any of the following:
The following patients have a high risk of developing lung cancer:
An urgent referral for a chest X-ray or to a specialist can be considered sooner in these patients (for example, if signs and symptoms have lasted less than 3 weeks).
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
Lung Cancer NHS Choices:
Cancer Research UK:
British Lung Foundation:
Macmillan Cancer Support
Health Talk Online
The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Anglia Cancer Network - for residents from Norfolk, Suffolk,
Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire
Last updated: 24/01/2013
Update due: 24/01/2014