General practitioners should follow guidelines for referral as found in the skin specific measures. All patients with scc, melanoma and high risk BCC should be referred to secondary care.
Patients referred with suspected skin cancer are reviewed by the Dermatology Department or Max/Fax Department. Where appropriate an outpatient appointment is offered by telephone. The patient attends the appointment where appropriate investigations are arranged. The results are discussed at MDT and a treatment plan formulated. The patient is seen in clinic with the CNS for the outcome of the results. On-going treatment is then planned and agreed with the patient.
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