Vascular surgery

Referrals

Making a referral

GP referrals

GP referrals must be submitted using the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS).

Tertiary referrals

For all tertiary referrals, please email [email protected]

Urgent and 2-week wait (2WW) referrals

GP 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.

Tertiary referrals

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.

Emergency referrals

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

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