Refer to the early pregnancy and acute gynaecology service and gynaecology emergency care
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.
Early pregnancy and acute gynaecology unit (EPAGU)
To refer a patient to the EPAGU at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, please contact the unit directly by telephone or email:
Phone: 020 313 5131
Gynaecology emergency care unit (GEC) (GER)
To refer a patient to the GEC at St Mary’s Hospital, please contact the unit directly by telephone or email:
Phone: 020 3312 2185
Out of hours referrals to the EPAGU at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital
You can contact senior registrar on call at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea by phoning the switchboard and asking for the on-call gynaecology bleep to discuss cases and arrange further follow-up as necessary. Please note that early pregnancy and emergency gynaecology patients needing to be seen out of hours will need to be seen at St Mary’s.
Out of hours referrals to the GEC at St Mary’s Hospital
Acute referrals requiring urgent review by a gynaecology doctor can be made to the on call registrar at St Mary’s via switchboard 24 hours per day.
A&E are also welcome to email referrals to either GEC or EPAGU out of hours.
Pregnant patients with abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding or with a previous history of ectopic or molar pregnancy or with a history of two or more miscarriages are welcome to contact GEC or EPAGU directly.
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