How do I get an appointment?
You can be referred to our department by your GP or another healthcare professional.
If the condition is urgent you can be seen in outpatients under the two week wait rule.
Changing or cancelling your appointment
If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible. Please call the main hospital number 020 7188 7188 and ask for the patient access team for gastroenterology.
Before your appointment
All instructions regarding preparation for your outpatient appointment will be sent to you in the post.
Endoscopic procedures require preparation depending on the specific procedure.
What to expect at your appointment
Please allow 15 minutes for your first appointment. Follow-up appointments last 10 minutes.
As this is a teaching hospital, students supervised by qualified staff might be involved in your care. It is valuable training for students and does not affect the quality of your treatment in any way, but please tell us if you do not want them to be present or involved. We will always respect your wishes.
After your appointment
After your appointment we will send a letter to you and your GP.
You will be contacted by our team to book any follow-up appointments if required.