NHS referrals to The Royal Marsden

The Royal Marsden accepts referrals from both GPs and other hospitals for the diagnosis and treatment of common and rare cancers.

Patients are seen at either our Sutton or Chelsea sites, or at our Medical Daycare Unit at The Kingston Hospital.

What you can refer (diagnosis, tests and investigations)

Type of cancer Primary assessment and diagnosis Treatment
Bladder cancer Yes Yes
Brain tumour * Yes
Breast cancer Yes Yes
Children's cancers * Yes
Gynaecological cancer * Yes
Head and neck cancer Yes Yes
Kidney (renal) cancer Yes Yes
Leukaemia * Yes
Lower gastrointestinal cancer Yes Yes
Lung cancer * Yes
Lymphoma (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin) Yes Yes
Myeloma * Yes
Prostate cancer Yes Yes
Skin cancer Yes Yes
Soft-tissue sarcoma Yes Yes
Testicular cancer Yes Yes
Thyroid cancer Yes Yes
Upper gastrointestinal cancer * Yes

* Where primary assessment and diagnosis is not provided by The Royal Marsden, clinicians support diagnosis and review through multidisciplinary team working with other providers.

Referrals for diagnosis (Choose and Book)

Referring patients with suspected cancer

  • Priority menu – select ‘2WW’
  • Specialty menu – select ‘2WW’
  • Clinic Type menu – select ‘2WW xxxx’ as appropriate for suspected tumour site

To be certain that The Royal Marsden will appear as an option for referral please click on ‘Search All’ and not ‘Search Primary Care’. You should then be able to select a service.

Referrals for treatment or continuation of follow-up (Choose and Book)

Priority menu

  • You can select either ‘Urgent’ or ‘Routine’ as we treat all referrals as urgent

Specialty menu

  • Select as appropriate for tumour site

Clinic Type menu

  • Select as appropriate (often this will be ‘oncology – established diagnosis’)

To be certain that The Royal Marsden appears as an option for referral please click on ‘Search All’ and not ‘Search Primary Care’.

Some of our services are Clinical Assessment Services, where a clinic appointment is not booked directly. Instead the patient is asked to telephone us after we have reviewed the referral and established the most appropriate clinic. However please be assured that all referrals are dealt with quickly and a timely appointment made.

If you are unable to refer using Choose and Book

If you are unable to refer using Choose and Book please contact our Central Referral Office:

Central Referral Office
The Royal Marsden
Downs Road, Sutton
Surrey SM2 5PT

Tel: 0800 180 81 82
Fax: 020 8661 3149

Email: rmh-tr.referrals@nhs.net

All requests for second opinions should be sent to the Trust's Central Referral Office. All second opinion requests will be reviewed by appropriate consultants for acceptance on a case by case basis.

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