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Heart referrals

Who can refer

We accept referrals from any medical team who wish for a child to have a cardiology review.

Types of referral

We will discuss referrals for:

  • emergency inpatient transfer
  • urgent referrals for rapid access clinic
  • routine referrals to be seen in a consultant clinic.

How to refer

Emergency and urgent referrals

For emergency and urgent referrals first contact the on-call paediatric cardiology registrar through switchboard on 020 7188 7188.

If advised by the registrar, complete the urgent cardiology referral form (PDF 459Kb) and email to gst-tr.urgentevelinapaedcardreferral@nhs.net.

Referral forms must be legible and fully completed for the referral to be accepted.

Incomplete forms, or forms sent without discussion with the cardiology team will not be accepted.

Routine referrals

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.

Routine referrals made by other healthcare professionals can be made by completing the routine cardiology referral form (PDF 231Kb) and emailing to gst-tr.elchpaedcardioreferrals@nhs.net

Discussion with the on call team is not required for routine referrals however we would be happy to discuss and advise if there are any queries.

MRI referrals

We do not accept outside referrals for cardiac MRI scans. All patients will need to be seen by one of our cardiologists beforehand. 

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