Cardiovascular referrals

Treating problems of the heart or blood vessels

Please see each speciality for specific referral contacts, guidance and criteria.

Cardiac surgery

Cardiology

If you are unsure which specialist department to refer your patient to, please contact gst-tr.cardiology@nhs.net.

Vascular surgery

Bexley community cardiology service

Referrals for our Bexley community cardiology service are handled by a dedicated office who can be contacted at gst-tr.bexelycardiology@nhs.net or on 020 7188 8952.

Inter-Hospital transfer patients

Who can be referred?

Patients can be referred for Inter-Hospital Transfer to Guy's and St Thomas’ from District General Hospitals within our referring region, including Kent, Surrey and the south-east for urgent treatment.  

Referrals from other hospitals must include a completed Inter-Provider Minimum Data Set (PDF 104Kb) or ensure that one is sent within 48 hours of referring a patient.

How to refer

Inter hospital transfer referrals to cardiac services at Guys and St Thomas’ should be completed using the Teleologic IHT system.

For guidance on how to use Teleologic and prepare your patient for transfer, please refer to the user guide manuals below. 

In order to review referrals it is essential that you send any pre-existing imaging particularly Echocardiogram and Angiograms to St Thomas’ Hospital via either MEDCON or IEP.

Please specify on your referral which system you have used to transfer the images.  

Please also attach a PDF copy of your Echocardiogram and Angiogram reports and well as any other relevant results.

For queries relating to Image Transfer, please contact 020 7188 81045.

Referral forms and information

  • Cardiac inter-hospital transfer system - getting started (PDF)
  • Cardiac inter-hospital transfer system - Referring Hospitals (PDF Attached)
  • Patient transfer checklist (Currently work in progress…)