Referring to the Fetal Cardiology Team

We accept referrals from GPs, obstetricians and midwives.

Fetal Cardiology Referral Form (260.7 KB)

To refer for a fetal cardiology assessment please download the above Fetal Cardiology Referral Form and email it to

Referral forms must be legible and completed in full for the referral to be accepted. Incomplete forms will cause a delay to providing necessary care to your patient. Please tick the safeguarding box if relevant.

Reasons for fetal heart scanning

Frequent reasons for referral to our unit include:

  • suspected heart abnormality 
  • suspected arrhythmia
  • first degree relative of the fetus with congenital heart disease
  • previous child with congenital heart disease
  • NT greater or equal to 3.0mm
  • maternal diabetes mellitus
  • non-cardiac anomaly with cardiac associations
  • abnormal fetal karyotype
  • exposure to potential teratogen
  • monochorionic twins
  • maternal anti-Ro antibodies.