Find out how to refer patients to our tuberculosis service.

GP referrals

Please use NHS e-Referrals to refer a patient to our tuberculosis service. Be sure to download and complete the relevant referral form below and attach it to your referral within NHS e-Referrals. 

Suspected TB referral form

Latent TB referral form

Prior to referral

If you wish to obtain some general advice regarding a potential referral, please call one of the TB nurses.

If you are referring a patient with a productive cough, please send details of any recent sputum microbiology, and/or provide the patient with a sample pot for the morning of their appointment.

Please arrange for the patient to have a chest x-ray at the hospital you intend to refer to. This should take place prior to referral or on the day of referral so images can be accessed at the clinic appointment.

If the patient has had imaging at another hospital, and you are not referring to that hospital, please indicate which hospital clearly on the referral so that this imaging may be retrieved and reviewed.

Please send the results of any relevant blood tests and inform us of any relevant social circumstances that are impacting the patient's health and wellbeing.

Please inform us if the patient does not speak English, and which languages they do speak. Where possible, please advise them to attend with a translator.

GP advice

Phone: 020 3312 6025 (TB office) or call the St Mary’s Hospital switchboard on 020 3312 6666 and ask the operator to bleep 1366

Secondary care

Secondary care organisations should email Professor Kon ( and copy IMPERIAL.TB.SERVICE@NHS.NET on the email. There are no specific pre-requisite tests needed.


Patients can self refer if they have symptoms consistent with TB or they have been in close contact with someone with infectious TB. You do not need to be registered with a GP.

Phone: 020 3312 6025