Making a referral

We only accept referrals from a GP or local hospitals. We do not take direct referrals from patients.

We accept referrals from anywhere in the UK.

We treat poisoning or suspected poisoning for patients of all ages. Children under 12 should be seen by a local paediatrician before being referred.

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.

You can locate our service by selecting:

  • speciality - general medicine
  • clinic type - general medicine
  • service name - toxicology (poisoning) clinic, St Thomas' site, Guy's and St Thomas', RJ1

We also do not accept any GP referrals by phone.

Tertiary referrals

Please email your referral to us.

Advice on acute poisonings/overdose

If your patient is showing signs of acute poisoning and you need advice:

Last updated: October 2023

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