Non-invasive cardiology testing referrals

 

Referral contacts

  • Non invasive test coordinators
    Tel: 020 7188 0973
    Email: gst-tr.Cardiology-Non-Invasive@nhs.net

    Cardiac CT contact:
    Dr Ronak Rajani
    Tel: 020 7188 1004
    Email: ronak.rajani@gstt.nhs.uk

  • Cardiology non-invasive team
    Cardiovascular directorate
    Lower ground floor, South Wing
    St Thomas' Hospital
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7EH

How to refer a patient

Most referrals for echocardiography and exercise-testing come from within the hospital. These are triaged into urgent and non-urgent inpatient and outpatient studies and the timing and appropriateness of a request discussed by one of three triaging consultants.

Open access ECG, exercise-testing and 24 hour ECG and blood pressure monitoring are available for general practitioners. All open access tests should be requested using the referral forms:

A walk-in service for 12-lead ECGs is available, but appointments for the other tests need to be made and requests should be sent to the non-invasive test coordinators either via email gst-tr.Cardiology-Non-Invasive@nhs.net or to the cardiac offices.

Transoesophageal echocardiogram referrals

The indication and timing of trasnoesophageal echocardiograms should be discussed with one of the specialist consultants. Referrals by post or email are co-ordinated by Professor John Chambers.

Contacts:

  • Transoesophageal studies – call the echocardiography department.
    Tel: 020 7188 0973
  • Professor John Chambers
    Tel: 020 7188 1047
    Email: john.chambers@gstt.nhs.uk