Find out how to refer patients to our endobronchial ultrasound service.

GP referrals

Please use NHS e-Referrals to refer a patient to our endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) service. 

Secondary care referral

If you wish to refer a patient for an EBUS, please complete the referral form and send to Helen Crawford, Dr Onn Min Kon’s PA, who will ensure the referral is vetted and images reviewed for suitability by one of the EBUS consultants.

Phone: 020 3312 1344

Prior to referral

Please ensure that all patients have a recent (within five days of the intended procedure) clotting profile and full blood count (FBC). the team need to know if the patient is on any anti-coagulation or anti-platelet agents, and the indication for these.

Please ensure that all imaging is sent to St Mary’s radiology department prior to the date of the EBUS.

Preparing your patient

Patients will receive a telephone call from one of our nurses, explaining the procedure and how they can prepare for it. In brief, they will be asked not to eat or drink anything after midnight the night before their EBUS. They may have small sips of water up to two hours before their appointment.

Patients will need a blood test to check that they are not at risk of bleeding. This will usually be done by the doctor who suggests they have this test, but may also be arranged separately. Please ask the patient if they are diabetic or are taking any medication to thin their blood, such as warfarin, aspirin or clopidogrel.