Refer a patient to the Cardiology department

This page includes information about how to refer a patient to the Cardiology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

How to refer a patient

For an outpatient appointment

Referrals are usually by letter (often preceded by a telephone conversation) normally to a named consultant or team although referrals without a named consultant will be allocated to the most appropriate consultant.

For referrals to specific clinics please contact the clinic administrator on 0207 405 9200 using the appropriate extension above.

Referrals can be by email where the ‘referred to’ consultants email is known. The unit has plans to extend the email service in the near future.

The address for referrals is:

(Named cardiologists)
Cardiology department
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
London
WC1N 3JH

Inter hospital transfer

Please contact the Cardiology department directly on telephone number 0207 405 9200 bleep 0548 if the transfer is an out-of-hours emergency (patients that need life or limb saving treatment at GOSH within a few hours), or urgent (patients that need transfer to GOSH but not in the emergency category).

How to get advice

For patients known to GOSH

For emergency and urgent patients please use the contact details above. For other enquiries where the patient's GOSH consultant is known, please contact the main switchboard on 0207 405 9200 and ask to be put through to the consultant in question.

If the patient’s GOSH consultant is unknown please call the main hospital switchboard and ask to be put through to a cardiology secretary who will be able to route the call to the right consultant.

For patients not known to GOSH

For emergency and urgent patients please use the contact details above. For other enquiries please call the main hospital switchboard and ask to be put through to a cardiology secretary who will seek out the right consultant to respond to the enquiry.

Key staff

Specialist clinics

  • Marfan's syndrome (ext 8839)
  • Chanelopathies (Long QT syndrome and Brugada) (ext 8839)
  • Heart muscle diseases (ext 8563)
  • Heart failure (ext 6704)