Refer a patient to the Paediatric Cardiology department

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

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 below

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

For getting advice / Inter hospital transfer / urgent appointments

If the patient is eligible for NHS treatment, please contact cardiology on-call registrar by telephone 0207 405 9200 and discuss the case. Please note down the name of the person spoken to.

Please follow this up immediately with a completed referral form. Download the GOSH Cardiology Referral Form.

Completed forms should be sent to the email address on the form addressed to the NAMED doctor with whom you had your discussion.

Any ECGs/ CXR should be sent as separate email attachments.

Please note that overseas and private patients should contact the overseas visitor's team via this contact form.

Please note that referrals sent without prior discussion and/or not sent to a named doctor will be not be considered.

Referrals for PDA ligation

If the patient is eligible for NHS treatment, please contact cardiology on-call registrar by telephone 0207 405 9200 and discuss the case. Please note down the name of the person spoken to.

Please follow this up immediately with a completed referral form. Download the GOSH PDA Ligation Referral Form.

It should be addressed to the NAMED doctor with whom you had your discussion.

Please send echocardiograms of the patient using the Image Exchange Portal (IEP).

All referrals will be peer-reviewed and if accepted, the cardiac booking office will be in contact regarding the timing of transfer of the patient.

Please note that referrals sent without prior discussion and/or not sent to a named doctor will be not be considered. 

Specialist clinics

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