General medicine referrals

Who can refer

We accept referrals from GPs and from consultants at Evelina London Children’s Hospital and other hospitals.

We accept all general referrals for very unwell children under 16 years old for diagnosis and management.

Referrals will be screened and directed to the appropriate consultant for management. We do not perform developmental assessments - this service is provided by community children's services.

How to refer

All NHS GP referrals must be submitted using the NHS e-Referral service. Please choose the option general paediatrics referral and assessment service.

Referrals sent to the mailbox or by post from GPs will not be processed.

Hospital doctors or other health professionals should send a referral letter by email or post using the details in the referral contacts box on this page.

Urgent referrals

All urgent referrals should also be referred by ERS. If rapid access is required the referral should be discussed with the consultant who is available through Consultant Connect Monday – Friday, 11am-7pm.

GPs can contact the children's assessment and referral service (CARS) to speak to a consultant paediatrician for advice on managing children in general practice and referrals to hospital services.

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

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

Emergency referrals

Emergency referrals should be made to the consultant between 11am and 7pm via Consultant Connect and out of these hours via the main hospital switch board and ask for the general paeds SPR on 0339.

NHS GP referrals

All NHS GP referrals must be submitted using the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS). Referrals sent by email or post from NHS GPs will not be processed. 

Referral contacts

Tel: 020 7188 7188 (ext 58194)
Post: General paediatric team
3rd Floor Becket House
Evelina London Children’s Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH


Urgent referrals

Contact the children's assessment and referral service (CARS)

9am-7pm, Monday-Friday

Use Consultant Connect to refer a child to the rapid access outpatient review service