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Louise Coote Lupus Unit referrals

Providing a highly specialist service for patients with lupus

We accept secondary and tertiary referrals from anywhere in the UK.

NHS GP referrals

All NHS GP referrals must be submitted through the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS). Referrals sent by email or post from NHS GPs will not be processed.

Should you require advice about a patient, please use the advice and guidance facility through e-RS.

Non GP and tertiary referrals

Please email your referral to

To help us book your patient into the most appropriate clinic, please provide as much information as possible. We may contact the patient before offering an appointment to make sure they're seen at the most suitable clinic.

Issues treated

Our lupus unit currently has 2,500-3,000 patients under its care for a variety of connective tissue disorders (CTDs), including:

  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • vasculitis
  • inflammatory myositis
  • discoid and cutaneous lupus.