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Haem-onc inpatients are at risk of critical illness and should be identified early using NEWS. ICU referral should involve direct discussion between consultant haematologist and consultant intensivist. Prognosis of critical illness largely determined by severity of critical illness rather than haematological malignancy. ICU outcomes for haem onc patients improved in recent years. A ‘trial of ICU’ may be appropriate in some cases. Communication is key.

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The BSH paid the expenses incurred during the writing of this guidance. None of the authors had conflicts of interest to declare. All authors have made a declaration of interests to the BSH and Task Force Chairs which may be viewed on request.