Cardiology Diagnostics: RFL

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All Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust sites (Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and Edgware Community Hospital) are open for direct access cardiac diagnostic tests via e-RS. 

Please note: Royal Free will no longer accept referrals via email or Advice and Guidance.  All requests must come via e-RS.


Service description

Tests available via e-RS:

  • 24-hour blood pressure monitor
  • five-day loop
  • 24-hour ECG (tape)
  • echocardiogram 
  • 12-lead ECG (already in use)

Contact details

Barnet Hospital/Edgware Hospital 

Patient and GP enquiries: 020 8216 5490/5493 
Cardiology admissions co-ordinator: 020 8216 4807

Chase Farm Hospital 

Patient and GP enquiries t: 020 8375 8545

Royal Free Hospital

Patient and GP enquiries t: 020 7794 0500 
Cardiology admissions co-ordinator: 020 7794 0500 ext 35182 
Cardiac Investigation queries e: rf-tr.cardiologyciufax@nhs.net


To provide feedback about the service contact

Barnet Hospital/Edgware Hospital
e: RF-TR.CO6Bookings@nhs.net

Chase Farm Hospital N/A

Royal Free Hospital
e: rf-tr.cardiologyciufax@nhs.net

Cardiology Secretaries
e: RF-TR.CardiologySecretaries@nhs.net


How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: e-Referrals

The following tests are available for direct online booking via e-RS (book under the Specialty Diagnostic Physiological Measurement, Clinic Type Cardiac Physiology):

  • 24-hour blood pressure monitor
  • five-day loop: currently only available at Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital
  • 24-hour ECG (tape)
  • Echocardiogram 
  • 12-lead ECG (already in use)

When referring the patient in e-RS, please select the following:

  • specialty: diagnostic physiological measurement
  • clinic type: cardiac physiology

To directly book the patient into an appointment, please:

  1. Pick the test from the drop down list that you require
  2. Attach to the e-RS referral the correct completed referral form (see below)
  3. Test results are emailed back to the GP. To avoid delay please provide an email address.

Complete the relevant form

  • Direct Access Referral Form – 24 blood pressure monitoring - RF
  • Direct Access Referral Form – 24 ECG monitoring - RF
  • Direct Access Referral Form – Echocardiography - RF
  • Direct Access Referral Form – 5 day loop monitoring – RF
  • Direct Access Referral Form – ECG request – RF

Where to find the form

In local EMIS global document library systems as follows:

  • Barnet: Bar Global Documents > Diagnostics (BAR Global) 
  • Enfield: ENF Global Documents > Cardiology 
  • Islington: ISL Global Documents > Cardiology 
  • Haringey: HAR Global Documents > Cardiology 

Camden: Find the form on the Camden EMIS Forms page


Locations

Barnet Hospital
Chase Farm Hospital
Edgware Community Hospital
Royal Free Hospital

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