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Orthopaedic and spinal referrals

We accept referrals from GPs and other hospital medical teams.

Our orthopaedic team accept GP referrals for those living in Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich. 

How to refer

All NHS GP referrals must be submitted using the NHS e-Referral service 

Referrals sent to the nhs.net mailbox or by post from GPs will not be processed.

Tertiary referrers should send a letter addressed to the department of children’s orthopaedics or department of children's spinal surgery. Letters can be sent by email or post using the details in the relevant referral contacts box on this page.

Patients with spinal problems, such as back pain, should be referred to the department of children's spinal surgery.

Patients with bone tumours should be referred to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Elective referrals

For elective referrals, please telephone the relevant number to speak to a secretary who can assist during working hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).

For orthopaedic elective referrals telephone 020 7188 6541 or 020 7188 2479.

For spinal elective referrals telephone 020 7188 7188 (ext 51603) or 020 7188 9474.

We require an email with the patient’s details including name, address, date of birth, hospital number if they have one and a summary of the problem.

Orthopaedic referrals for fractures or care of fractures 

Please contact the fracture clinic medical secretary on 0207 188 2459 or the fracture clinic appointments line via 0207 188 0808 (option 4).

Emergency inpatient referrals

Please call 020 7188 7188 and ask to speak to either the orthopaedic registrar or paediatric spinal fellow on-call between 8am and 5pm.

For out of hours emergency inpatient referrals, please contact the orthopaedic on-call team at St Thomas Hospital via 0207 188 7188 and ask to be connected by Switchboard, they will liaise with the appropriate team.

Orthopaedic referral contacts (for elective referrals)

Tel: 020 7188 6541 or 020 7188 2479

Email: gst-tr.ELCHPaedOrthoReferrals@nhs.net

Post: Children’s orthopaedics
4th floor Becket House
Evelina London Children's Hospital
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Spinal referral contacts (for elective referrals)

Tel: 020 7188 7188 ext: 51603 or 020 7188 9454

Email: gst-tr.ELCHPaedSpinalReferrals@nhs.net

Post: Children's spinal surgery
4th floor Becket House
Evelina London Children's Hospital
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Orthopaedic referral contacts

Tel: 020 7188 6541

Post: Children’s orthopaedics
4th floor Becket House
Evelina London Children's Hospital
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Spinal referral contacts

Tel: 020 7188 7188 extension: 51603
Post: Childen's spinal surgery
4th floor Becket House
Evelina London Children's Hospital
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
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