Making a referral
GP referrals must be submitted using the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS).
For all tertiary referrals, please email [email protected]
Urgent and 2-week wait (2WW) referrals
Please contact our clinical team using the e-RS advice and guidance service before making a referral. Consultants are vetting referrals as usual.
If you feel that a referral is absolutely necessary, please refer using e-RS and use the “defer to provider” functionality for urgent/2WW referrals. Please attach the referral letter at the point of referral.
Emergency and urgent referrals must be referred using the Referapatient system.
Referrals from other hospitals must include a completed inter-provider minimum data set or make sure that one is sent within 48 hours of referring a patient.
For imminent loss of life or limb vascular emergencies, please contact the on-call vascular registrar at St Thomas' Hospital on 07717 513348 and then complete the Referapatient referral form.
Urgent stable patients will be triaged by the on-call registrar. If appropriate your referral will be managed by our emergency vascular clinic (EVC). The EVC specialist nursing team will contact you to arrange an urgent appointment within 24-72 hours (Monday to Friday). The clinic can also provide clinicians with urgent opinion on care. The emergency vascular clinic does not offer a walk in service.
Last updated: April 2022