Heart (cardiac) surgery


Making a referral

We accept outpatient referrals and inpatient transfers for heart surgery from cardiologists.

Most of our referrals come from cardiologists at St Thomas' Hospital and hospitals in Kent, Surrey and Essex.

We also take referrals from other areas as part of the cardiac patient choice initiative.

All referrals should be sent by email.

Referrals from other hospitals must include a completed inter-provider minimum data set. Make sure that one is sent within 48 hours of making a referral.

Urgent referrals

Please contact our clinical team through advice and guidance on the NHS e-referral Service (e-RS) before making an urgent or 2-week wait (2WW) referral.

If a referral is necessary, please refer using e-RS. Choose the 'defer to provider' functionality for urgent and 2WW referrals. Please attach the referral letter at the point of referral.

Last updated: September 2023

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