Your urgent referral
Sometimes your GP would like you to see a hospital doctor (specialist) urgently. This could be to investigate your symptoms further. You might have some tests to find out what is wrong and to see if it could be cancer.
Your GP will explain the appointment process and you are likely to receive written information about your appointment.
It is normal to worry when you are urgently referred to see a specialist.
However, 9 in every 10 people (90%) referred this way will not be diagnosed with cancer.
For more information about what to expect from an URGENT Referral visit the Cancer Research website.
If you have any questions about your URGENT Referral, talk to one of the practice Secretaries.
What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist?
This leaflet describes what you can expect when you are referred to a specialist or consultant at a hospital or community health centre.