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Ear, nose and throat / head and neck referrals



If a GP has any concerns regarding malignancy, please refer on a two week wait pathway.

Referrals from other hospitals must include a completed Inter-Provider Minimum Data Set or ensure that one is sent within 48 hours of referring a patient.

Sub-specialty clinics

Auditory implants

This service provides a regional specialist service for the management or profoundly deaf children and adults.

Children's ear, nose and throat

This service, based at the Evelina London Children's Hospital, acts as a referral centre for local children's ear nose and throat conditions and also as a regional tertiary referral centre for children's airway problems.

Head and neck cancer

The head and neck cancer centre is situated at Guy's Hospital and acts as the regional referral centre for head and neck oncology. All head and neck cancer patients are managed by a multidisciplinary team to ensure that all aspects of these patients' care is optimal. Thyroid disease and all patients with thyroid cancer are managed in a multidisciplinary clinic.

Rhinology and facial plastics

This service, based at Guy's Hospital, provides specialist services in the management of nasal and sinus disease and acts as a regional and supra-regional centre for complex nasal and sinus disorders. With the advancement of endoscopic techniques, this service also treats patients with problems related to the anterior skull base and pituitary fossa.

Skull base

This service, based at Guy's, Kings College and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, provides a national and international tertiary referral service for the management of tumours and other disorders that affect the anterior, lateral and central skull base.

Other clinics

Emergency clinic

The ENT department runs an emergency referral clinic five days a week.  Appointments to this clinic can be made either by emailing urgent referrals to or bleeping the on-call ENT SHO on bleep 1508.

Voice clinic

We accept GP and interdisciplinary specialist referrals. Criteria for direct GP referrals addressed to Miss E Chevretton at St Thomas' are:

  • adults (16 years +)
  • intractable hoarseness lasting more than 3 weeks
  • low risk for malignancy
  • professional voice users, ie when voice use is part of the job - eg, teachers, lecturers, call centre workers, barristers, solicitors, singers and actors.