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NICE emphasises the importance of urgent referral in suspected melanoma

 

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NICE emphasises the importance of urgent referral in suspected melanoma

GPs should refer people with suspected malignant melanoma for an appointment within two weeks, says NICE in a new quality standard.

The new quality standard sets out the key areas where skin cancer services need to improve.

It recommends that GPs who remove low-risk basal cell carcinomas should maintain and audit records of their caseloads.