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Haematology referrals

Diagnosing and treating blood disorders 

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Referral contacts

  • Department of haematology
    4th floor, Southwark Wing
    Guy's Hospital
    Great Maze Pond
    London SE1 9RT
  • Tel: 020 7188 2724

We accept referrals from GPs and hospital specialists. 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.

Our local catchment area includes Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. We also have a large tertiary referral practice dealing with patients from the UK and other countries.

  • To refer a patient 

    All NHS GP referrals must be submitted using the NHS e-Referral service (formerly Choose and Book).

    Referrals sent to the mailbox or by post from GPs will not be processed.

    • National number: 0345 608 8888
    • NHS e-Referral service office at Guy's and St Thomas': 020 7188 0823/6

    Tertiary referrals can be emailed to: or sent by post to the address above. Referrals must be addressed to a named consultant.

    Haematology consultants at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital and King’s College hospital have agreed a joint adult haematology referral guide (PDF 378Kb) to support GPs in referring patients for haematology. 

    As well as the detailed guide, there’s a summary quick haematology referral guide (PDF 304Kb) for easy reference that summarises the key points. Please refer via e-RS and ensure all relevant results are sent with the referral.

    In addition to using the referral guide, GPs can continue to access advice through existing channels, eg e-RS Advice & Guidance.

  • To refer as an emergency

    If you wish to refer as an emergency, or if you are unsure whether a referral should be seen urgently, please contact the on call haematology registrar via hospital switchboard on 020 7188 7188.