Infectious & Tropical Diseases urgent referrals and returning traveller assessments

We provide a Monday-Friday rapid access service for returning travellers and cases that are likely to require assessment within 24-48 hours to avoid hospital admission. GPs can contact the ID registrar via the hospital switchboard to discuss such patients.

This route is not suitable for acutely unwell patients who should be referred to the hospital via the usual relevant medical or surgical emergency admission pathway.

We operate an online advice service for GPs for questions that do not require us to assess a patient. This is accessed through the eRS “Advice and guidance” system.