National Breast Cancer GP Referral Guideline

The National Breast Cancer GP Referral Guideline has been developed to provide a clear pathway for women with suspected breast cancer to access the National Symptomatic Breast Disease (SBD) Clinics. These guidelines are based on the best available evidence integrated with clinical expertise and patient values. 

Hard copies of the referral guidelines can be ordered by emailing

Patients with suspected breast cancer should be referred electronically to one of the SBD Clinics. Electronic referrals are sent via:

Or by using any of the following accredited software systems:

  • Complete GP
  • Helix Practice Manager
  • HealthOne
  • Socrates

Last updated: 29/05/2023