If your child has been referred to us, we will arrange to see them in firstly the outpatient clinic.
Changing or cancelling your appointment
If you need to change or cancel your child’s appointment for any reason, contact one of the following numbers during office hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm):
- 020 7185 0389 (clinic clerk)
- 020 7188 4514 / 4516 (reception)
- 020 7188 4000 (appointments line).
At other times, please email email@example.com.
Please tell us as soon as possible so we can offer the appointment to another patient.
Before your appointment
Please bring along any medicines that your child is taking and copies of any prescriptions.
For an outpatient appointment, your child does not need to stop eating or drinking (fast). If your child is admitted, their consultant and a pre-assessment nurse will explain if they need to fast and give you any other relevant information.
During your appointment
You and your child will see a consultant and a nurse at your appointment.
For new patients a specialist registrar will take a detailed history and examine your child before they see the consultant in the clinic.
Appointments usually last 15-20 minutes. Patients may wait longer for their appointment if other patients attend the clinic with complex conditions.
As we are a teaching hospital, students and visitors may be observing the team. We will always ask your permission for them to observe your appointment.
After your appointment
After your appointment, we aim to send you a letter within five working days. We will also send a copy of this letter to your GP, the referring doctor and any other clinicians or healthcare professionals involved in your child’s care.
The letter will have a contact number if you have any questions.
Coming to stay
If your child is coming for elective surgery, you may find our information leaflet useful: Plastic surgery for children under general anaesthetic (PDF 50Kb).
The Your stay with us section also has information and advice about coming to stay at Evelina London.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us using the telephone numbers on this page.