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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 accept emergency referrals for inpatient transfer, urgent referrals for rapid access clinic review and routine referrals to be seen in a consultant clinic.

How to refer

Emergency and urgent referrals

For emergency and urgent referrals please contact the on call paediatric cardiology team through switchboard on 020 7188 7188 and follow this up with completion of the paediatric cardiology referral form (Word 18Kb) 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 cause a delay to providing the necessary care to your patient.

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 either posting a referral letter to the department of paediatric cardiology or by completing the referral form (Word 18Kb) 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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