Referring a patient

All urgent or routine referrals to King's for outpatient consultations should be made electronically. This method is quicker and more secure, and ensures we receive your request.

You can refer in the following ways:

Suspected cancer

All suspected cancer referrals should be sent via our two-week wait referral pathway.

Advice for GPs managing and referring acutely unwell patients

Adult patients

GPs can call the King's TALK service phoneline to discuss rapid outpatient review, and for clinical advice or admission avoidance for acutely unwell medical patients.

Phone 020 3299 6613 and select:

  • Option 1: Geriatric Medicine - available 24/7
  • Option 2: Acute Medicine - available 24/7. Mondays to Fridays, 8am-5pm, your call will be taken by an Acute Medicine consultant. Outside these hours including bank holidays, your call will be taken by the on-call Medical Registrar.

Child patients

GPs can discuss rapid access clinic review, ED attendance, and admission avoidance by phoning the Consultant Connect service.

Each GP practice in the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, and Bromley has a unique phone number for Consultant Connect. If you are calling from outside these three boroughs, phone our switchboard on 0203 299 9000 and ask to speak to the paediatric short stay consultant on call.

Consultant Connect is available:

  • Monday-Friday, 08:30-22:00
  • Saturday, Sunday and bank (public) holidays, 08:30-17:00.