Coronavirus: OPAU update
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please read our advice and information before sending any referrals.
Who can refer
We accept referrals from GPs, consultants, nurse specialists, therapists and social workers based in the local community or at Guy's and St Thomas'.
How to refer
NHS GP referrals
All NHS GP referrals must be submitted using the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS). Referrals sent by email or post from NHS GPs will not be processed.
Should you require advice about a patient, please use the advice and guidance facility through e-RS.
Non GP and tertiary referrals
Please send your referral to the address above or email gst-tr.AgeingandHealthAdministration@nhs.net.
To help us book your patient into the most appropriate clinic, please provide as much information as possible. We may contact the patient before offering an appointment to make sure they're seen at the most suitable clinic.
Patients can be referred by primary care staff working in Southwark and Lambeth using the Telephone Advice Line (TALK).
- 020 7188 1465 (Mon-Fri, 8.30am-4.30pm)
Outside of these hours, call the main switchboard on 020 7188 7188 and ask for the on-call consultant geriatrician.
TALK is part of the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care Programme and provides access to specialist advice from a consultant geriatrician.
Internal referrals are accepted via EPR using the HOT clinic referral options. Please provide as many details as possible to explain why this would be considered an urgent referral.
We do not take emergency referrals.