We provide a wide range of general paediatric services, led by a team of enthusiastic consultants and dedicated nurses.
We provide Emergency Care via accident & emergency for all ages. We care for children & young people with a wide range of conditions. There is a daily general clinic where we see all the common paediatric problems. The department also offers a number of specialty clinics including:
- Asthma & Respiratory
- Infectious Diseases
There is also a daily rapid access clinic were children with urgent outpatient problems can be seen by a senior paediatrician within 48 hours.
The facilities for children and young people at UCLH are outstanding. We have dedicated wards and outpatient clinics for children aged 0 to 12 years and separate areas for young people aged 13 to 18 years old.
Other referral information
If you are a health professional and would like to discuss a patient or the best way to refer to us, please don’t hesitate to call the Paediatric consultant hotline number: 07803 853 567 Monday-Friday 08.30-17.00
We are currently running as many consultations as possible by telephone or video but are able to see urgent cases face to face every morning.
Routine referrals - Please refer to us via the NHS e-Referral service.
Urgent referrals for Camden, Islington and Westminster patients including those with suspected new diagnoses such as epilepsy - Rapid referral clinic
If a child or adolescent requires an urgent appointment, GPs can refer to our rapid referral clinic. This is a pre-booked service via e-referrals.
Please search for:
Children & Young People Rapid Referral Clinic, Paediatrics Division - UCLH - RRV
Clinic type – Other medical
GPs should not hesitate to telephone 07803 853 567 if they would find telephone advice helpful ahead of the referral.
Acutely ill child, who needs immediate attention – should be sent directly to an Emergency Department (A&E) . Please note that during the Covid 19 pandemic the UCLH Paediatric Emergency Department is temporarily diverted to neighbouring hospitals. Please therefore use the closest Paediatric Emergency Department that is open.
For a baby with prolonged jaundice (14-20 days):
- if the child is otherwise well, please refer to the ANNP clinic on the neonatal unit by contacting 07903 358839 or 07903 358839.
- if the child is also unwell, please refer to the closest Paediatric Emergency Department.
For a baby with prolonged jaundice (21+ days), refer to the rapid referral clinic
Children and Young People’s Outpatients, Lower Ground Floor, EGA Wing, NW1 2BU.
Monday – Friday 09.00-12.00 during the Covid 19 pandemic
If you have any queries about the rapid referral clinic or your patient’s appointment please contact the Children and Young People’s outpatient department on 0203 447 6565/6531/6539 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a large outpatient service having roughly 5000 appointments per year. There are around 17,000 attendances per year in our Paedaitric A&E where we meet national targets on waiting times.
Waiting times for the majority of our clinics are between 1-4 weeks.
We have a comprehensive range of supporting services that help improve the quality of care and hospital experience for children. These include:
"Thank you and all your team for looking after us all so well. All the doctors we met were very friendly and efficient, and the nurses were very good too. Also the ward looked spotless."