Assessment and referral service (CARS)

Our assessment and referral service provides and advice and support for GPs.

The service is delivered by a consultant paediatrician and provides advice by phone and email as well as a rapid access outpatient review facility.

Advice service

  • Please use Consultant Connect, Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm

Our consultant is on hand to take calls from GPs, answer queries about potential referrals to outpatients or acute referrals, or give advice about the management of the patient within primary care services.

Rapid access outpatient review

Our rapid access outpatient facility is for children who would benefit from a prompt paediatric assessment, but who do not need to urgently visit A&E.

To refer a child to the rapid access outpatient review service, please use Consultant Connect.

Useful information

King's College Hospital runs a parallel telephone advice and liaison (TALK) service:

  • Tel: 020 3299 6613 (option 3), Monday-Friday, 8.30am-midnight and Saturday-Sunday, 8.30am-8pm
  • Email: email the TALK service via Choose and Book for a response within 24 hours, Monday-Friday.


Please use Consultant Connect (Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm)