St Thomas' Hospital Arterial Hub | South East Vascular Network | Last update 3rd Nov 2020

This page signposts referral pathways for All VASCULAR patients with acute vascular
conditions that require Emergency or Urgent Transfer or Advice. 


All Patients will need a referral form completed via referapatient, if in any doubt
about urgency ring on-call registrar 07717-513-348


Please detail the Covid-19 status of​ patient. Suspected or confirmed Covid-19. 
Confirmed Negative or Unconfirmed Negative. Only state confirmed negative if they
have negative test within 24 hours of referral.

  • EMERGENCY

    Imminent loss of life or limb
     

     

    Click here for instructions

  • URGENT UNSTABLE

    Risk of loss of life or limb within 24
    hours

     

    Click here for instructions

  • URGENT STABLE

    Stable patients with non-life or limb threatening emergencies

     

    Click here for instructions

*Please include details of ward for inpatients (name of ward and extension).

If your requirements are not urgent see below 'When to refer to your local vascular clinic'.


To make a referral you will require the following:
1) Your patient's details including 10-digit NHS number
2) A Trust or nhs.net email address
3) The referring Consultant’s Trust or nhs.net email address

Please ensure that you have sent any images via the Image Exchange Portal to Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

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  • Treat in Community

    Not requiring a vascular referral.
     

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    Manage in community
     

     

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    Varicose veins not meeting criteria for  intervention
    Asymptomatic peripheral vascular disease

  • Outpatient Referrals

    Systemically well.

     

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    Refer as ROUTINE on ERS to your local vascular clinic

     

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    Symptomatic varicose veins
    Asymptomatic carotid stenosis
    Claudication
    Leg ulcers (non-arterial/ non-diabetic)
    Post-thrombotic syndrome (>28days from iliofemoral DVT)

  • Urgent Referrals

    Stable yet require an urgent opinion.

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    Refer as URGENT on ERS to your local vascular clinic
     

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    Chronic limb ischaemia (rest pain, night pain)
    Incidental findings of abdominal aortic
    aneurysm
    Deep Vein Thrombosis

*For diabetic foot referrals please see your local footcare pathway*

*For Carotid referrals please follow local Stroke Pathway*