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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 (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.

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.

CARS is available from Monday to Friday between 11am and 7pm on 07557 159 092 or via email at general.paediatrics@nhs.net

Urgent referrals can also be faxed to 020 7188 4612.

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.

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

Please contact the contact the children's assessment and referral service (CARS)

11am-7pm, Monday-Friday

Tel: 07557 159 092
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