Outpatients 

Coronavirus COVID-19 information for patients and visitors

The latest information about UCLH and the COVID-19 outbreak, including information for visitors, is available on this webpage.

Changes to Outpatient appointments

We will contact you to change your appointment to a telephone or video appointment or to inform you if we need to reschedule or postpone your planned visit.

If you need to rearrange your appointment, please phone the number listed on your appointment letter to let us know.

Some clinics may be able to offer you a video consultation. If you’ve been offered a video clinic, please visit this webpage for more information about outpatient video clinics and how you need to set this up.

Prescriptions and collection/delivery of medicines

During a telephone or video clinic, your doctor will discuss any changes to your prescription and will tell you how to get hold of your medicines and which pharmacy to contact. After your telephone or video clinic, you will need to contact the relevant pharmacy as discussed with your doctor to confirm your prescription and arrange for your medicines to be collected or delivered. As this is a new way of working for us, please bear with our teams as we streamline the process. You’ll find the contacts for all our pharmacies on this wepage.


Book your blood test (phlebotomy) appointment online

If your doctor referred you for a blood test, please book your phlebotomy (blood test) appointment online in advance. The new system helps to keep patients safer through social distancing by reducing the number of patients in any one location at a specific time. At the moment, you can only book your appointment up to seven days in advance. You’ll find information on how to do this in the Phlebotomy information section.


Guide for outpatients

We hope this information helps you to prepare for your visit as an outpatient at UCLH.

Outpatient information leaflet

This is a brief guide for patients coming to University College Hospital for the first time.

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Patient appointments telephone reminder service

The patient reminder service is a voice and text reminder service that will notify you via telephone seven days before a scheduled appointment.

You will then be able to confirm whether you are attending and will be given the option to change or cancel your appointment. If you need to rearrange your appointment during business hours (Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm) you will be given the option of being transferred to a patient service representative who will change your appointment to a more convenient date. Outside these hours, you will be called back by a patient service representative the following working day to rearrange your appointment. The reminder service is open 10am - 8pm, Monday to Saturday.

If we are unable to contact you directly the system will send a text reminder to your mobile telephone giving a unique reference number and a telephone number to call to confirm or rearrange your appointment.

If you do not wish to receive voice and text messages relating to your appointments, please complete our opt-out form and email it to uclh.appointments@nhs.net

If you would like to change or cancel your appointment now, please use our online form. 

  • Video information for people with learning disabilities and autism

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 Outpatients accessibility information