Parents and carers may be concerned by the news reports about Group A streptococcus (GAS). Find out more about what to look out for.

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.

p-OPAT referrals

Most referrals to our service are made internally by the team caring for your child, with the agreement of the consultant.

We also accept external referrals from hospitals and care centres across the country that are unable to offer the p-OPAT service. Any healthcare professional can refer.

How to refer

Internal staff should discuss the referral with the infectious diseases team using bleep 2009. 

External referrers should discuss the referral with the infectious diseases team before referring. To do this, call 020 7188 7188 and choose the option for the bleep desk. Once connected, dial bleep number 2009 and wait for the response.

Once discussed, email your referral to gst-tr.elchpaedimmidreferrals@nhs.net

Contacts

Internal referrals

Bleep: 2009

External referrals

Tel: 020 7188 7188

Choose the option for the bleep desk.
Once connected, dial bleep number 2009 and wait for the response.