Referring a patient to the Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit

This page includes information about how to refer a patient to the Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Unit accepts referrals from GPs, paediatricians and paediatric or adult cardiologists, for:

  • Confirmed or suspected inherited cardiac conditions
  • Family history of inherited cardiac conditions
  • Family history of sudden cardiac death (unexplained or secondary to known inherited cardiac condition)
  • Cardiac screening of individuals with inborn errors of metabolism, neuromuscular disorders of syndromes associated with cardiomyopathy or arrhythmia.

How to refer a patient

For an outpatient appointment

All GP referrals should be made using the ERS system.

Referrals from other hospitals 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 020 7405 9200 ext. 8839.

Referrals from other hospitals or from other teams within Great Ormond Street Hospital can be made by email to icvd@gosh.nhs.uk.

The address for referrals is: 

(Named cardiologists)
Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases
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 extension 1632 or 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 please see our contact us page.

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 see our contact us page.