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REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Suspected Bone & Soft Tissue Cancer

Checked: 09-01-2019 by Rob.Adams Next Review: 09-01-2020

Soft Tissue Sarcoma - Overview

Patients with suspected soft tissue sarcoma should be referred to the Bristol Sarcoma Service for investigation and management at Southmead Hospital. This can be done via e-Referral using the 2ww Sarcoma function.

Patients with suspected bone sarcoma should be referred to the Oxford Bone Sarcoma Service. See relevant section below.

Referral - Soft Tissue Sarcoma Service

Please use the Suspected Sarcoma 2WW Referral Form. 

At time of referral please issue the relevant patient information leaflet as below:

NBT's 2WW Patient Information Leaflet 

Bone Sarcoma - Overview

The adult bone sarcoma service for BNSSG patients is provided by the Oxford Sarcoma Service based at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford and accepts referrals for adult patients aged 16 years and over who meet the Two Week Wait criteria.

The service offers consultation with diagnostics and onward referral for treatment as required.

Please see the website for the Oxford Sarcoma Service which includes a link to a Referrals page where you can find details of the referral process and up to date contact details of the Oxford team if you wish to discuss a referral with them. 


For children with suspected sarcoma please see Suspected Cancer - Children and Young People Sarcoma.


Referral - Bone Sarcoma

Please use the Suspected Bone Sarcoma 2WW Referral Form. for referrals into this service. As much detail as possible should be included with the referral and can be typed into the free text section of the form or added as a separate letter.

Nice Guidelines

Refer to the NICE cancer guidelines 2015 for Sarcoma.