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 (formerly Choose and Book).
Referrals sent to the nhs.net mailbox or by post from GPs will not be processed.
You can also refer patients to be seen by this service at clinics in the Mary Sheridan Centre (Wooden Spoon House) through the NHS e-Referral service.
Please note: there is no on-site access to diagnostics (e.g. x-rays, ultrasound, blood tests) at the Mary Sheridan Centre. Children that you think are likely to need diagnostic tests should still be referred to clinics at Evelina London Children's Hospital.
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.
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 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.