ENT Urgent Referral Clinic – Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNE)

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The urgent referral clinic at Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNE) provides speedy access and care to adult and paediatric (aged above 2) patients with urgent ENT problems. The urgent referral clinic is:

  • not a walk-in clinic
  • only for paediatric patients who are 2 years and above

Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • Haemorrhage
    • nasal: non-arrested epistaxis episodes
    • aural: due to trauma, surgery or infection
    • throat: due to trauma or surgery
  • Acute infections pertaining to ear, nose and throat (e.g. otitis externa, acute aural discharge, acute tonsillitis, peri-tonsillar abscess, acute nasal discharge)
  • Acute pain – pertaining to all ENT regions
  • Non-acute airway obstruction
  • Acute vertigo
  • Foreign bodies suspected or proved

Exclusions

  • Children under the age of 2

How to refer

EMIS form Download Form

Referral methods: E-referral

Please complete EMIS form and send via the e-Referral system, using the below steps:

For adults patients:

ENT Adult Urgent Referral Service – RNTNE – UCLH – RRV – service ID 7937837

For children over 2:

ENT Paediatric Urgent Referral Service – RNTNE – UCLH – RRV – service ID 7938115

If your patient needs to be seen on the same day please contact the on call doctor on, t: 020 3456 5355. If accepted, a completed referral should then be emailed to uclh.urcreferrals.rntne@nhs.net

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: E-referral

Please complete referral form and send via the e-Referral system, using the below steps:

For adults patients:

ENT Adult Urgent Referral Service – RNTNE – UCLH – RRV – service ID 7937837

For children over 2:

ENT Paediatric Urgent Referral Service – RNTNE – UCLH – RRV – service ID 7938115

If your patient needs to be seen on the same day please contact the on call doctor on, t: 020 3456 5355. If accepted, a completed referral should then be emailed to uclh.urcreferrals.rntne@nhs.net