Ambulatory Medicine UCLH: Same Day Emergency Care

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Urgent service providing same day care for patients with acute medical conditions. Located on the ground floor of University College Hospital (UCH), adjacent to A&E on the Elizabeth Garret Anderson wing. 

Able to carry out urgent diagnostics if required (e.g. MRI, CT, Doppler and ultrasound). 

Please note: this service does not include intravenous antibiotics administration, please see OPAT service.

Eligibility criteria


  • patients who can most likely be managed without an overnight stay, for example:
    • low-risk chest pain
    • pulmonary embolism
    • pleural effusion
    • acute headache
    • collapse
    • lower GI haemorrhage
    • anaemia
    • mild community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)
    • newly diagnosed type 1 DMDVT


  • under-18s
  • those who require intravenous antibiotics administration

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, RRT

Directly by telephone

GP referrals via telephone to on-call consultant

t: 07908 250947

Opening hours: 8am-8pm, seven days a week

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