Find advice and referral information for GPs and secondary care providers who would like to refer patients to our service.

Both units accept emergency referrals from GPs, the urgent care centre, antenatal clinics and A&E.

During clinic opening hours, both units also accept referrals for the ultrasound diagnosis and care of women with complex early pregnancy problems, such as caesarean scar pregnancies, cervical pregnancies and molar pregnancies. Most referrals are usually seen within 24 hours.

Please note Charing Cross Hospital does not have an acute gynaecology service and therefore the recommendation is that all women with suspected acute early pregnancy or gynaecological symptoms are preferentially referred to, or attend, the A&E at St Mary’s Hospital. 

Contact information

Early pregnancy and acute gynaecology unit (EPAGU)

To refer a patient to the EPAGU at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, please contact:

Miss Catriona Stalder, lead consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist
Early pregnancy and acute gynaecology unit
Second floor
Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital
Du Cane Road

Phone: 020 3383 5131

Gynaecology emergency room (GER)

To refer a patient to the GER at St Mary’s Hospital, please contact:

Miss Deborah Gould, lead consultant gynaecologist and clinical director 
Gynaecology emergency room
Second floor, Winston Churchill building
St Mary's Hospital
Praed Street
W2 1NS 

Phone: 020 3312 2185 

Secondary care

During clinic opening hours, secondary care referrals should be made to the service directly by phone. Once accepted, a referral letter can be sent with the patient to their appointment.

Out of hours referrals to the EPAGU at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital

You can contact the gynaecology consultant or senior registrar on call at Queen Charlotte’s by phoning the switchboard and asking for the on-call gynaecology bleep to discuss cases and arrange further follow-up as necessary. 

Out of hours referrals to the GER at St Mary’s Hospital

Acute referrals from A&E, urgent care centres and GPs will be reviewed by the gynaecology team until 22.00 every day. 

After 22.00, women presenting with acute gynaecological emergencies will be assessed by the A&E team, who will refer those women who require acute overnight assessment to the GER.


Patients cannot self-refer to the service. They must be referred by their GP, the urgent care centre or A&E.