For professionals

Diagnostic sleep study service

This page has information for clinicians who want to refer for diagnostic investigations at the children's sleep service at Evelina London.

Referrals

 

Available diagnostic investigations: elective

The department offers a number of different diagnostic investigations. 

Elective studies are booked 6-8 weeks in advance, and are intended to be carried out when children are generally well/at their normal baseline. It is usually not appropriate to carry out an elective sleep study when the child is unwell, and studies may be postponed if a child is unwell at the time of their planned study. 

 

Diagnostic investigations

Available diagnostic investigations: acute

We have very limited capacity to carry out urgent/acute sleep studies. 

All requests for an urgent sleep study must all be discussed with either a sleep consultant and/or the respiratory consultant on service.

Senior members of the paediatric sleep team are always happy to discuss patients and offer advice as to how the most appropriate diagnostic information for patients can be achieved as quickly as possible.

Cancellation slots

Where urgent studies are requested for out-patients, we are able to offer short-notice cancellation slots to families if these become available before their electively booked study date. Please indicate if families are happy to be offered appointments at short-notice on the request form, and include best contact details for them. Cancellation slots cannot be guaranteed.

If assessment is needed more urgently than this, then children would normally need to be admitted to Evelina London by their consultant, and options for assessment discussed with the sleep/respiratory teams. 

Available diagnostic investigations: acute

 

Senior sleep team

If you have any queries in relation to diagnostic sleep studies, please discuss with a senior member of the team.

These are:

  • Professor Paul Gringras (head of department, consultant in sleep medicine)
  • Jane Orgill (chief sleep physiologist)
  • Dr Desaline Joseph (consultant in sleep medicine)
  • Kiran van den Eshof (deputy chief sleep physiologist)
  • Dr Michael Farquhar (consultant in sleep medicine)

Please contact by email in the first instance: PaediatricSleepSeniorTeam@gstt.nhs.uk

Alternatively you can call the Children’s Sleep Centre directly on 53287. 

Other useful information

 

Contacts

Outpatient appointment enquiries

Tel: 020 7188 4000

Email:PaediatricAppointments
Neurology@gstt.nhs.uk

General enquiries (not relating to outpatient appointments)

Tel: 020 7188 4649
Email: gst-tr.PaediatricSleep
Secretaries@nhs.net

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Sleep studies (enquiries relating to appointments for diagnostic sleep studies which have been already discussed)

Tel: 020 7188 3427

Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

For clinic referral contacts, please see our referrals page.
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