Find out how to refer patients to our service.


Please use NHS e-Referrals to refer a patient to our varicose vein surgery service if patients meet the following criteria as set out in NICE guidelines:

  • symptomatic varicose veins – those typically causing lower limb symptoms such as pain, aching, discomfort, swelling, heaviness and itching that are thought to be due to the effects of superficial venous reflux and for which no other likely cause is apparent
  • bleeding varicose veins
  • lower limb skin changes, such as pigmentation or eczema
  • superficial vein thrombosis, characterised by the appearance of hard, painful veins 
  • a recent or on-going venous leg ulcer 

Secondary care

All referrals should be made through the the central booking office.