Gynaecology referrals

 

Early pregnancy or acute gynaecological problems

The early pregnancy and acute gynaecology unit is a nurse-led specialist unit. It sees:

  • women who are having a problem in early pregnancy (up to 18 weeks), such as pain, bleeding or severe vomiting. Women can refer themselves to the unit and do not need an appointment
  • non-pregnant women only if they have been assessed and referred by a GP or hospital doctor in another department. Doctors - if you are not sure whether to make a referal, please call 020 7188 0864 or switchboard on 020 7188 7188 and ask for the on-call gynaecology registrar (bleep 0480) for advice.

Outside of the unit's opening hours, referrals should be directed to the accident and emergency department.

Urgent referrals

Patients with suspected gynaecological cancers are seen in our Rapid Access Clinics and can be referred under the two week wait pathway. Two week wait referrals are handled by a designated team and referrals should be made on this form:

All referrals are to be submitted using the NHS e-Referrals service (formerly Choose and Book) – we no longer accept emailed referrals. You need to do this within 24 hours of your consultation with the patient.

Urgent referrals that do not come under the two week wait rule should be marked as such and can then be dealt with appropriately. 

Two week wait office
Tel: 020 7188 0902

Routine referrals

There is currently no standard referral form for GPs to use for general gynaecology. The gynaecology clinic aims to vet all referrals in within 48 hours and return them to the Trust's appointment centre to be centrally managed. 

New appointments: contact the patient access team by phone 020 7188 0543 option 2 or use our online form.

All referrals are to be submitted using the NHS e-Referrals service (formerly Choose and Book) – we no longer accept emailed referrals. You need to do this within 24 hours of your consultation with the patient.

Referrals sent to the nhs.net mailbox or by post from GPs will not be processed.

Tertiary referrals can be emailed to: gst-tr.gynaecologyoutpatients@nhs.net

Follow-up appointments: 020 7188 3584.

There is a colposcopy referral form (Word 19Kb). For colposcopy referrals, call 020 7188 3691 or email gst-tr.colposcopy@nhs.net.

For information about referring to our specific clinics, please see the clinics section.

For other information please contact debra.holloway@gstt.nhs.uk.

Where we accept referrals from

We predominantly receive referrals from the London Cancer Alliance, which includes:

  • Guy’s and St Thomas’
  • King’s College Hospital, London
  • Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough
  • Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich
  • University Hospital, Lewisham

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.