Respiratory medicine


GP referrals

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

Non-GP referrals

Please email the relevant service to make a referral.

Two-week wait (2WW) referrals

GPs must use the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS). Other healthcare professionals can email a referral to [email protected].

Emergency referrals

Please email the relevant service to make a referral.

Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) referrals

Please complete the referral form and email it to us.. We only accept referral forms from consultants.

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Advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) referrals

We accept referrals from respiratory consultants working in:

  • south London
  • Kent
  • Surrey
  • Sussex

To make a referral, please email us:

  • a completed advanced COPD referral form
  • recent pulmonary function tests, including spirometry, gas transfer and lung volumes
  • a recent echocardiogram
  • arterial blood gas (ABG) test results, if available
  • 6 minute walk test (6MWT) results, if available

Please transfer any images to us using the image exchange portal.

We accept referrals from patients who:

  • have emphysema on their CT scan
  • have obstructive spirometry, forced expiratory volume (FEV1) of 15% to 50%
  • have a total lung capacity (TLC) of less than 100%
  • have a residual volume (RV) of less than 180%
  • are 3 to 4 on the Medical Research Council (MRC) breathlessness scale
  • are an ex-smoker
  • have completed pulmonary rehabilitation in last 12 months

We do not accept referrals for patients with:

  • significant pulmonary hypertension
  • long-term oxygen therapy more than 4 litres
  • recurrent infection exacerbations
  • sputum volume of more than 60 mililitres a day
  • significant bronchiectasis

Last updated: October 2023

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