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Colorectal referrals


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Referral contact


How to refer

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

For any further enquiries regarding two week waits, please call 020 7188 0902.

More information

We accept GP referrals for a full range of colorectal complaints. Our patients typically would be referred for:

  • two week wait or suspected cancer
  • rectal bleeding
  • perianal symptoms
  • change in bowel habit
  • weight loss
  • faecal incontinence
  • constipation / functional bowel disorders
  • pelvic floor disorders.

In addition, we also receive tertiary referrals from other hospitals for specialist services such as:

  • colorectal cancer surgery
  • complex inflammatory bowel surgery including pouch surgery
  • pelvic floor surgery
  • biofeedback / bowel dysfunction.

Please identify the speciality you are referring to rather than the specific surgeon and the patient will receive the first available appointment in the most appropriate 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.