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Rapid Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer

Our Rapid Referral Guidelines are a NICE-endorsed summary of the guidelines for suspected cancer (NG12). They are designed to support GPs when referring patients for diagnostic tests.

Browse by cancer type

We have referral guidelines for many of the most common cancer types.

Patient safety netting

Going for tests can be a worrying time for people living with cancer. We have recommendations on patient support, safety netting, and diagnostic access.


Get answers to the most frequently answered questions about our guidelines.

  • Whatever your patients are going through, we’ll do whatever it takes to support them – whether they need information about cancer or tests, or just want someone to talk to.

    Find out about all the ways we can support your patients.