Coronavirus: vascular surgery update
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please read our advice and information before sending any referrals.
All emergency and urgent patients will need a referral form completed on the Referapatient website. If in any doubt about urgency, please ring the on-call registrar.
This referral form should be used if you wish to make an urgent or emergency referral, or if you want urgent specialist advice.
For imminent loss of life or limb vascular emergencies, please contact the on-call vascular registrar at St Thomas' Hospital by calling 077 1751 3348 and then completing the Referapatient referral form.
Details and direct referral can be found on the Signpost website.
Urgent stable patients will be triaged by the on-call registrar to the emergency vascular clinic. There is an emergency vascular clinic (EVC) at Guy's Hospital for patients across the network requiring an urgent appointment within 24-72 hours (Monday-Friday). The clinic is suitable for any stable patient who requires an urgent opinion.
All EVC referrals will be triaged by the EVC specialist nurse. Once the referral has been received, the patient will be contacted directly, and if they are appropriate for the clinic an appointment will be scheduled. Please note, this will only be actioned once an appropriate referral form is received through Referapatient. This is an appointment only service and we do not accept walk-ins.
The South London Cardiovascular Networks website provides more information about the leg ulcer pathway audit (LUPA) and guidance for practitioners when referring patients with leg ulcers for further treatment.
All NHS GP referrals must be submitted using the NHS e-Referral service (formerly Choose and Book). Referrals sent by email or by post from GPs will not be processed. Tertiary referrals can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We accept referrals from GPs via e-Referrals (previously known as Choose and Book) direct referral letters.
Network hospital referrals
We also offer vascular outpatient clinics at the below hospitals, please see the referral information below or speak with your GP if you would like to be referred to any of these for your appointment.
Darent Valley Hospital, Kent
Jane Sweeting, secretary to Mr A Patel and Mr Dialynas
Darent Valley Hospital
Darenth Wood Road
Kent DA2 8DA
Tel: 01322 428625
Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup
Ann Harris, secretary to Miss Becky Sandford
Queen Mary’s Hospital
Sidcup DA14 6LT
Tel: 020 8302 2678 (ext 4361)
University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich
Kelly Waddington, secretary to Mr Donati, Mr S Patel, and Mr Zayed
Tel: 020 8333 3000 (ext 8261)
Tunbridge Wells Hospital (Pembury), Kent
Deborah Beasley, secretary to Mr Tyrrell
The Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury
Kent TN2 4QJ
Tel: 01892 635873
Fax: 01892 634485
Even if your surgical procedure takes place at Guy's and St Thomas' we will provide post surgical follow-up at the most clinically appropriate local hospital.
Tertiary vascular referrals will be seen in the appropriate specialist clinic.
Please see our consultants’ profiles for further information regarding their specialist interests.
Asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm
We offer a nurse-led clinic for all patients who have had an incidental finding of a below threshold (3-5cm) asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm. If you would like to refer a patient to this clinic please state so in your referral letter.
Referrals from other hospitals must include a completed Inter-Provider Minimum Data Set or ensure that one is sent within 48 hours of referring a patient.
We offer an alternative service for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms at or above threshold (5.5cm). Please see abdominal aortic aneurysms below.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Service
For patients who are asymptomatic and have had an incidental finding at or above threshold (5.5cm diameter). Please complete the abdominal aortic aneurysm pathway referral service form (Word 38Kb) attaching a GP summary of care record, relevant clinic letters and send to gst-tr.AAA@nhs.net. Alternatively you can refer to this service via eRS.
If you would like some more information about this service before referring your patient, please call 020 7188 7188 extension 58781.