How to refer - Hypermobility service 

Hypermobility referrals
Rheumatology Department
3rd Floor Central
250 Euston Road
London, NW1 2PQ

Tel:  020 3447 9281
Fax: 020 3447 9278
Email: uclh.rheumatology@nhs.net

The Hypermobility one-stop clinic provides advice on the diagnosis and management of patients. We will accept re-referrals when the clinical reason for referral cannot be addressed by local health services.

Referral information for GPs

We are a tertiary referral centre and we accept referrals for adult patients (18 years-old +) who live in England. For patients’ who reside in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, referrals will need to be approved by the relevant Health Authority and evidence of this accompanies the referral.  Due to high demand we request that primary care referrals are recommended by the local rheumatology consultant led team following a review in their service. We do request you attach the referring consultant’s clinic letter to your referral.

We will accept direct referrals from our local Camden, Islington and Westminster general practitioners.
Please note that the Hypermobility Clinic is not available on NHS e-Referral Service (formally Choose and Book referrals).

When you refer to our clinic please state the reason for referral and enclose an updated medication and investigation list. Depending on the referral information, patients will be triaged to the appropriate clinic/service. Referrals that require further information may be returned back to your practice for completion.  Patients attending the clinic will be discharged back to your care and health care management recommendations will be included in the discharge letter. Patients will receive a copy of this clinic letter. 

Referral information for patients

We are a tertiary referral centre and we accept referrals for patients that live in England. For patients’ who reside in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, referrals will need to be approved by the relevant Health Authority and evidence of this accompanies the referral. Due to high demand we request that patients are referred with a recommendation by the local  rheumatology consultant led team, following a review in their service. We will accept direct referrals from our local Camden, Islington and Westminster general practitioners.

If you have been referred to the UCLH hypermobility service, to help you get the most out your clinic appointment it will be very helpful if you come with:

  1. Your correct contact details
  2. A list of your current medication and the doses
  3. Information about other health care services that you attend
  4. Your three top questions you would like address in the hypermobility clinic 

Most appointments will last up to 40 minutes. During your appointment the staff will clinically assess you regarding hypermobility-related disorders and related symptoms. At the end of your clinic appointment, we will discuss and agree a management plan. In the majority of cases this will involve ways to improve your activity and fitness levels. We will discharge you back to your general practitioner and our recommendations will be included in a clinic letter. A copy of this letter will be posted to your home address.