How to refer - Infectious and tropical diseases 

NHS e-Referral Service (formally Choose and Book referrals)

UCLH service name Choose and book specialty Clinic type
General Infectious Disease Svc Infectious Diseases Tropical Infections, Viral Hepatitis (not Hep A), Bone and Joint Infection, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fever.
General Tropical Medicine Svc  Infectious Diseases Tropical Infections, Viral Hepatitis (not Hep A), Bone and Joint Infection, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fever.
Leprosy and Leishmaniasis Svc Infectious Diseases Tropical Infections.
Tropical Dermatology Svc Infectious Diseases Tropical Infections.

Referral contact address:

Tropical Medicine/Infectious Diseases referrals
UCLH Referral Centre
250 Euston Road
Ground Floor North

Telephone: 020 3447 9393  
Fax: 020 3447 9354

Referral forms

Rapid access and one-stop clinics

Emergency walk-in clinic

The Hospital for Tropical Diseases is unable to give telephone advice to members of the general public

This service is for travellers who have returned from the tropics within the last six months who are acutely unwell with conditions such as fever, bloody diarrhoea or rash.

These individuals can self-present to our walk-in clinic without an appointment or referral.

On arrival an assessment will be carried out by one of our clinical nurse specialists to determine whether the attendance is appropriate.

Our emergency walk-in clinic is open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. If you need to attend our emergency clinic out of working hours you should go to the Accident & Emergency Department at University College London Hospital, which is situated on the corner of 235 Euston Road and Gower Street.

The nearest tube stations are: Euston, Euston Square, Warren Street and Goodge Street.

For other problems please see your local doctor, who will refer you to the Hospital if appropriate.

The Rapid Access Infectious Diseases (RAID) clinic is for patients with suspected or confirmed acute infections. It is a service for patients who do not need admission but warrant prompt ID assessment and management. Typical patients may include individuals with unexplained fever, or with cellulitis or resistant UTIs. Some patients assessed in this clinic may be transferred to the OPAT service (see below) for treatment with intravenous antibiotics.

GP referrals to this service can be made by contacting the HTD registrar on 07908 250924 or emailing a referral to specifying RAID in the title. We aim to see referred patients within 2 working days.

Access to patient results

We ask patients how they would like to receive their results. Once agreed we use either direct discussion, letter, email, telephone or fax. We write to GPs and referring doctors by letter with significant results and if these are urgent we telephone or fax.

The UCLH electronic results database will soon become visible to local practices who register with the hospital.

We are happy to be telephoned by doctors or nurses to discuss their patients' results (with relevant checks for confidentiality) on 07908 250 924.