Strike action is taking place in June. We'll contact you directly if you or your child's appointment is affected.

There are rail strikes planned for June, which may affect your journey to our hospital and community centres. If you or your child has an appointment booked, please do all you can to attend. Plan your journey ahead and allow extra time.


General surgery referrals

Who can refer

We accept referrals from GPs, community services and other hospital health professionals.

How to refer

All NHS GP referrals must be submitted using the NHS e-Referral service (formerly Choose and Book).

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

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

Please include a detailed description of the problem. 

Emergency referrals

Emergency referrals are received from the accident and emergency department at St Thomas’ Hospital and from other hospitals in south London and south east England. 

For emergency referrals, please refer to the general surgery referral checklist (Word 257Kb) to ensure that you are ready to provide all the necessary information that our team will need to accept the referral. Then bleep the registrar on call. To do this, call the main hospital switchboard on 020 7188 7188 and choose the option for the bleep desk. The bleep number for the registrar is 2505.

Tongue-tie referrals

Who can refer

We accept referrals from midwives, breastfeeding advisers and other health professionals.

How to refer

Health professionals should complete the tongue-tie referral form (Word 249Kb) and email it to


General surgery referral contacts

Tel: 020 7188 4000

Emergency general surgery referrals

Bleep number: 2505

To bleep the registrar on call, call the hospital switchboard on 020 7188 7188 and choose the option for the bleep desk.

Tongue-tie referrals

Tel: 020 7188 4695