Whittington Paediatric Rapid Access Clinic (PRAC)

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Whittington Paediatric Rapid Access Clinic (PRAC) is a consultant-led urgent referral clinic that operates Monday-Friday 8.30am-12.30.

The clinic is run as an urgent-access clinic. An urgent, booked appointment will be available within the next few working days. The PRAC bookings are managed by the Children’s Ambulatory Unit (CAU) administrator who is based in the department and works full-time.

Children needing same-day assessment should be referred to the Paediatric Emergency Department.

Same-day assessments 

A same-day paediatric assessment can be arranged when needed, by contacting the paediatric specialist registrar via the main hospital switchboard

t: 020 7272 3070 bleep 3111

Alternatively a paediatric consultant can be reached for advice on the GP hotline, between 9am and 9pm

t: 07796 940 840

For non-urgent queries please use Clinical Advice and Guidance.

Eligibility criteria


Children aged up to 16 years

  • with a new onset acute problem


Children with

  • a chronic condition (please refer to standard outpatient clinic service)
  • a problem relating to an already diagnosed condition
  • a medical emergency (please bleep the on-call paediatric SpR on bleep 3111 to arrange an urgent review)

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under
ISL global documents > Paediatric  > Paediatric 10-12 clinic referral - Whittington 

e: whh-tr.childrensambulatorycare@nhs.net (FAO ’10-12’)

The referral will be graded by a consultant paediatrician and an appointment booked. The parents will be contacted by telephone and informed of the appointment time.


Clinic 4D, Children's Outpatient Department

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