Plastic surgery referrals

Who can refer

We accept referrals from:

  • GPs
  • hospital consultants
  • hand therapists

Emergency trauma patients will come to the service through the emergency department (A&E).

How to refer

Routine referrals

GP referrals

All GP referrals must be submitted using the NHS e-Referral Service using these details:

  • Specialty: Children's and adolescent services
  • Clinic type: Plastic surgery
  • Service name: Children's general plastics surgery, Evelina Children's Hospital, St Thomas' site, RJ1*

GP referrals sent by email or post will not be processed.

Tertiary referrals

Tertiary referrals should be sent by post or email using the information in the referrals contacts box on this page.

If you have any questions you can speak to one of our plastic surgery secretaries on 020 7188 5137.

Urgent and 2-week referrals

Please send referrals by email and mark as 'URGENT PAEDIATRIC PLASTIC REFERRAL' in the subject heading.

Please call one of the plastic surgery secretaries to let us know that you have sent the referral and to check that they have received it.

Referrals can also be sent by post to the address in the referral contacts box on this page.

For referrals from other hospitals, we recommend that the patient is sent back to their GP for referral, unless the referral is for a second opinion or for the same condition.

Emergency referrals

Patients who need emergency care and require immediate attention should come to the emergency department (A&E) in St Thomas’ Hospital, where they will be assessed and referred for surgery if necessary.

For emergency referrals by GPs and other providers, please telephone the main hospital switchboard on 020 7188 7188 and ask for one of the following:

  • plastics senior house officer on call, bleep 0155
  • trauma coordinator, bleep 2613
  • children's bed manager, bleep 0821

General enquiries

Phone: 020 7188 5137

Referral contacts

Phone: 020 7188 5137


Please state 'paediatric plastic referral' in the subject heading


Paediatric Plastic Surgeon
c/o Plastic Surgery Secretaries
South Thames Cleft Service
1st Floor, South Wing, Block C
St Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH