Mouth Cancer - Is Your Dental Practice Doing its Bit? Tip 8
July 1, 2015
Tip 8 - Follow NICE Guidance for the Referral of Head and Neck Cancer.
Any patient presenting with symptoms that may be indicative of head, neck or thyroid cancer should be referred to an appropriate specialist clinic depending on local care pathways. NICE have laid out guidance for dentists and dental clinicians to ensure that patients are referred in an appropriate and timely way, that is, referred as an immediate, urgent or non-urgent case.
Dental clinicains have a duty of care to refer using NICE guidance. Further details can be found in this link :- http://cks.nice.org.uk/headneck-cancer-suspected#!scenariorecommendation.