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A number of transport strikes are due to take place this December. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.

Cardiology 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 (Word 245Kb) and email to

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 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 (Word 245Kb) and emailing to

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.