GPs and practice managers can use the information and contact telephone numbers on this page to make a new referral or enquire about an existing patient.

Referral information

Refer to a service

For information on the services we offer and how to refer, please go to our services directory.
Here you can look for a suitable service by searching by the service name, the condition the service treats or the hospital site. Every service page has information on how to refer patients.

GPs can use the NHS e-Referral system to refer patients to our services. For enquiries about e-Referral contact 0345 608 8888.

If you have an enquiry about a fax or email referral, please contact our central booking office on 020 3313 5060 or

Using referral forms

Some services have specific referral forms for use by GPs. Referral forms can either be sent by email or faxed to the referral number. Some services, like maternity, accept referrals directly from patients. Please check the relevant service page for more details. Referrers must include contact information on all new referrals including the name and email address of the referrer. If querying or seeking advice about a patient who has previously been referred, please state, “seeking advice” in the subject of the letter.

Urgent medical referrals

If you are a GP and need urgent medical advice, or wish to refer a patient to our services urgently, please call 020 3311 8888. Our phone line is staffed from 08.00 to 20.00, seven days a week. Out of hours, calls to this number are redirected to the main hospital switchboard where you can ask to speak to the speciality registrar on-call.

In hours a nurse practitioner will answer your call and be able to advise on bed availability and how best to assess your patient.  Please call this phone line if you need urgent medical advice and we will organise for a senior physician to speak to you. If you have a patient with complex medical needs who may need to be admitted to hospital, this is the quickest way for you to access specialist advice.

Tests and results

If you are a GP and wish to request a pathology test or receive clinical advice on a patient’s test results, please contact the pathology call centre on 020 3313 5353, 09.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday, or email:

Refer to the pathology website for more information.

Patient referral enquiries

If you are a GP or practice manager and you have an enquiry that relates to a specific patient, please contact our GP hotline on: 020 3313 5060 (09.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday, except bank holidays).

Private referrals

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust also provides private services for all specialities. If you would like to refer a patient for private care, you can either contact a consultant directly or go through the Imperial Private Healthcare booking office. The office is open Monday – Friday 08.00 – 17.00 and the team can be reached by calling 020 3311 7700 or by emailing

For a complete list of consultants that have a private practice at the Trust please visit