Information for health professionals on how to refer patients to the kidney service.
Who can refer
We accept referrals from hospital consultants and GPs.
Types of referral
We accept emergency referrals for inpatient transfer, urgent referrals for discussion and advice about management and routine referrals.
How to refer
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.
Other referrers should fill in the referral form (Word 254Kb) and return it by email to gst-tr.ELCHPaedRenalReferrals@nhs.net. You can also post your referral form to the address found in the routine referrals box on this page.
If not completing the referral form, please provide the following information:
patient’s name, date-of-birth, address, NHS number, GP name and address
contact telephone number for patient’s parents/carers
- details of the condition
Discussion with the team is not needed for routine referrals, however we are happy to discuss referrals if there are any queries. For enquiries please contact us on 020 7188 4586 / 4587.
Emergency and urgent referrals
We do not accept emergency or urgent referrals from GPs.
Emergency and urgent referrals should be discussed with the kidney team before referral. The children's renal registrar is available to take calls and referrals (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) on 07990 800 587 or 020 7188 7188, bleep 1141.
Out of hours, a consultant children's nephrologist is on call and can be contacted via the hospital switchboard on 020 7188 7188.
You should follow up your call with the kidney team by filling in the referral form (Word 252Kb) and returning it by email to gst-tr.URGENTEvelinaPaedRenalReferral@nhs.net. Referral forms should only be sent once the referral has been discussed over the phone.