University College Hospital
Accident and Emergency (A&E)
235 Euston Road
London NW1 2BU
Telephone: 0203 447 0083
Fax: 0203 447 0084
A GP discharge summary will be sent after the patient's attendance. For any urgent requests for blood or other tests, please call the Emergency Department (ED).
If you have been seen by your GP and have been sent to the Emergency Department for a specialty consultation you will be seen by that Specialist either within the Emergency Department or the Emergency Day Unit. Your GP should tell you whether you need to go the the Emergency Department reception, or to the Emergency Day Unit reception. Your GP is required to send you with the following information via a referral letter having already spoken to the particular Speciality doctor:
Patient details- relevant medical details i.e current and past medical history, medications, biochemical results
Reason for referral
Patient’s personal details- full name, date of birth, full address including postcode, home and telephone number
GP/ referring doctors details- including full name and address and contact details
The Emergency Department
is located at University College Hospital
and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for anyone seeking healthcare for an urgent
medical problem related to an accident or illness. A&E can be very busy and should be used for those patients needing only urgent medical attention
For non-emergency problems (such as coughs, colds, sore throats, flu-like symptoms and urinary tract infections and prescriptions) please consider other treatment options such as:
- Calling NHS 111 on 111 on any telephone - this service offers health information and advice from a specially trained nurse over the phone, 24 hours a day
- Calling your GP surgery to be seen by an emergency doctor or to make an appointment to see your usual doctor.
- Attending a Walk-In Centre - these provide fast and convenient access to healthcare advice and treatment for minor illnesses and injury. No appointment is necessary. Please contact NHS Direct to find out where your nearest walk-in centre is located.
- Please note: UCLH does not have a Walk-In-Centre.