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Physiotherapy referrals


Coronavirus: physiotherapy update

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


Find out more information about referrals to each of our services.

  •  Ambulatory oxygen referrals

    We accept referrals from GPs within Lambeth and Southwark. If you are known to the ambulatory oxygen service at St Thomas’ Hospital, you may refer yourself for a re-assessment. Please call the team on 020 7188 8636.

  •  Kidney (renal) rehabilitation referrals

    • Tel: 020 7188 5106

    We accept referrals from health professionals. You can self-refer by calling 020 7188 5106 or emailing

  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy referrals

    • Tel: 020 7188 5094

    To refer, please use the NHS e-Referral Service

    We accept referrals from GPs within Lambeth and Southwark. Please speak to your GP about self-referrals to our service.

  • Neurorehabilitation physiotherapy referrals

    We accept referrals from GPs. Find out how to refer to the neurorehabilitation physiotherapy service.

  • Older person's physiotherapy referrals

    We accept referrals from GPs and within Lambeth and Southwark. Find out how to refer to the older person's physiotherapy service.

  • Pulmonary rehabilitation referrals

    We accept referrals from GPs and practice nurses. Please speak to your GP, practice nurse or chest doctor if you would like to be referred to pulmonary rehabilitation.

  • Respiratory physiotherapy

    Tel: 020 7188 5094

    We accept referrals from GPs, consultants, physiotherapists, clinical nurse specialists and speech and language therapists.

  • Vestibular and facial physiotherapy referrals

    The vestibular and facial physiotherapy accepts referral letters from consultants, GPs and physiotherapists.

Reasonable adjustments for patients

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for all of our patients so that they have a positive experience using our services. The details of the adjustments we provide are listed on our e-referral service description.

If you think that your patient could benefit from or might require any of the below adjustments, please can you specify clearly what is needed on the patient’s referral.

  • Longer appointments (eg double appointment).
  • Timing of appointment (beginning or end of day).
  • Environment of appointment eg is there a quiet room available rather than the busy department?
  • Carers to come with patient to appointment.