Your child's appointment with the inherited metabolic diseases service

For information about our adult services, please visit the Guy's and St Thomas' website.

How do I get an appointment?

Your child's GP or consultant at their local hospital will refer them to us.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

If you need to change or cancel your appointment for any reason, contact our appointments administrator:

Before your appointment

Lipid clinic

Patients older than 1 year should fast (have only water from midnight) until their blood sample is taken.

Metabolic clinic

Please bring your child's medicines with you to the appointment.

During your appointment

You'll be seen by a doctor. Other team members may also be present such as the clinical nurse specialist or a metabolic dietitian. 

The length of your appointment will be based on your child's individual needs.

We're a teaching hospital, so students and visitors may be observing the team. We'll always ask your permission for them to observe your appointment.

After your appointment

We'll put you on the waiting list for a follow-up appointment.

You should receive a letter for your appointment 6 weeks before your appointment date.

Useful websites


Appointment enquiries

Phone: 020 7188 4000


General enquiries

Phone: 020 7188 0848

How to find us

Evelina London Children's Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

How to get to Evelina London.

Our clinics are held on level 0 – Ocean.

Our inpatients stay on Savannah Ward (dragonfly zone).

Day cases (a day-long admission in a ward where special investigations take place) are held on Savannah ward and Snow Fox ward.