Guideline for the Triage and Diagnostic Investigation of Patients Referred with Suspected Colorectal Cancer v1
These guidelines have been written in response to the diagnostic capacity issues arising in the recovery phase following the Covid-19 pandemic at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and align with the proposed guidelines across the Norfolk and Waveney sustainability and transformation partnership. This includes the following NHS Trusts: James Paget University Hospital NUS Foundation Trust JPH Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Trust QEH and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust NNUHUFT .
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
The Trust's guidelines are made publicly available as part of the collective endeavour to continuously improve the quality of healthcare through sharing medical experience and knowledge. The Trust accepts no responsibility for any misunderstanding or misapplication of this document.