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The NICE referral guidelines for suspected cancer, being developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care based at the RCGP, are at an early stage of development.

As part of the development of the guidelines a full literature search and systematic review has been undertaken. The first draft has recently been published for consultation. During this time anyone with an interest in the guidelines can view and comment on them via the NICE website (

NICE recommends that health professionals wishing to comment on the draft guidelines do so through their relevant professional organisation.

The final guidelines are due to be published in March 2005 and will be produced, like other NICE guidance, as a 'quick reference guide' with which your readers will be familiar. The quick reference guides are designed to give health professionals easy access to guidance in a format that is developed with the end user in mind.

Professor Richard Baker

National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care

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