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Gastroenterology and hepatology service referrals

Offering a wide range of services for gastrointestinal disorders

Coronavirus: gastroenterology and hepatology update

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please read our advice and information before sending any referrals.

Referral contact

We accept referrals from GPs, internal referrals or another hospital doctor for any gastrointestinal condition.


Routine referrals

All referrals including enquiries regarding new appointments should be directed to the patient access team. Please identify the speciality you are referring to rather than the specific surgeon.

The patient will receive the first available appointment in the most appropriate clinic.

  • NHS GP referrals

    All NHS GP referrals must be submitted through the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS). Referrals sent by email or post from NHS GPs will not be processed.

    Should you require advice about a patient, please use the advice and guidance facility through e-RS.

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) team referral

    Inclusion criteria: Negative coeliac screen, faecal calprotectin and CA-125 in female patients with bloating and pelvic pain. Patients must be aged between 18 and 40 years. Patients over 40 should be referred directly to gastroenterology general clinic.

    Download the IBS referral form (Word 114KB) and submit through e-RS.

  • Non GP and tertiary referrals

    Please email your referral to

    To help us book your patient into the most appropriate clinic, please provide as much information as possible. We may contact the patient before offering an appointment to make sure they're seen at the most suitable clinic.

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.

Home parenteral referrals

Please complete the home parenteral nutrition referral form (Word 59Kb) and email it to

Urgent referrals

For urgent two week wait referrals, please complete the proforma from the Healthy London Partnership website.

All NHS GP referrals must be submitted using the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS). Referrals sent by email or by post from GPs will not be processed.

All non GP referrals, should email

Referrals should be within 24 hours of the GP consultation. For any further enquiries regarding two week waits, please call 020 7188 0902.