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Inherited heart (cardiac) conditions referrals

 

Referral contacts

Referrals to Guy's and St Thomas': gst-tr.cardiology@nhs.net

Address: department of cardiology, lower ground floor, block D, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Referrals to King's College Hospital: kch-tr.iccreferrals@nhs.net

Address: department of cardiology, Hambleden Wing, King's College Hospital, London SE5 9RS

Please address to Dr Nabeel Sheikh, Dr Rachel Bastiaenen, Dr Hannah Sinclair and/or Dr Mehdi Eskandari.

Making a referral

We accept referrals from GPs, other hospitals and other teams at Guy's and St Thomas' and King's College hospitals.

Referrals should be made for:

  • people with known inherited cardiac conditions not under follow up elsewhere
  • people with suspected inherited cardiac conditions
  • people who have survived an unexplained cardiac arrest
  • first degree relatives (sibling, child or parent) of people with an inherited cardiac condition
  • first degree relatives (sibling, child or parent) of people who have survived an unexplained cardiac arrest
  • first degree relatives (sibling, child or parent) of individuals who've died from a suspected inherited cardiac condition, sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) or premature sudden cardiac death (less than 45 years old)

First degree relatives (sibling, child or parent) of people with confirmed inherited heart conditions can self-refer to the service. Please email our inherited cardiac conditions specialist nurses at gst-tr.iccnurses@nhs.uk for a self-referral form.

For children's referrals (under 16), please visit the heart referrals page on the Evelina London website.

NHS GP referrals

GP referrals for inherited heart muscle conditions and inherited arrhythmia referrals should be made using the NHS e-Referral service (e-RS). Please choose the ICC option.

Please check the referral is appropriate using the directory of services. Attach the referral letter at the point of referral orwithin 24 hours. We'll review the referral and either book your patient for a face-to-face or virtual consultant clinic appointment. A virtual appointment will also be made with our ICC specialist nurses.

You can use advice and guidance on e-RS if you need advice about making a referral.

GPs in south-east London can use the Consultant Connect service for advice.

Non GP and tertiary referrals

Please use the contact details above.

Urgent referrals

For urgent referrals, please follow the process above but mark your referral as urgent.

For GPs using e-RS, please select the correct option to make the referral urgently.

For other consultants using our email referral service, please make sure that the referral is highlighted as urgent (ideally in the email subject line).