Service definer requirements
Because the cancer monitoring data set requires providers to record and report the priority type of 2WW for all patients referred for either suspected cancer or symptomatic breast problems, service definers need to ensure that their directory of service (DoS) entries are set to accept 2WW priority referrals.
The clinic type names available under the specialty ‘Surgery – Breast’ are as follows:
- FH of breast cancer (non 2WW)
- Mammoplasty (non 2WW)
- Oncology established diagnosis (non 2WW)
- Other symptomatic breast (2WW)
The slot poll range for all 2WW priority services should be set at a maximum of 15 days. This will ensure that only 14 days’ worth of appointments are shown to referrers/patients, minimising the chance of a breach. You may wish to consider having separate services defined on e-RS to cover the above clinic types, even if they will all map to the same clinic on your patient administration system (PAS). This will allow both for differing polling ranges, depending on whether they fall within the 2WW requirement, and will aid reporting. If, in agreement with your clinical commissioning group (CCG), you have decided to make your breast symptomatic 2WW services available through the primary care menu only, please ensure that the CCG has commissioned these services on e-RS. If however you choose to put these services on the secondary care menu they will be visible to all referrers.
Referrers need to ensure that the priority type of 2WW is selected for all symptomatic breast referrals. As with 2WW referrals for suspected cancer, it is important that the referral information is attached to e-RS within one working day.
Practices should ensure that the same process is followed as for 2WW suspected cancer patients and that patients should wherever possible book their outpatient appointment before leaving the practice. Practices should monitor worklists and run the ‘Two Week Wait’ enquiry on a daily basis to monitor and follow up patients who may not have booked their appointment.
Last edited: 23 January 2020 1:21 pm