Ambulatory Care (Adults)

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29 April 2020: service update

Quick access advice and guidance on ambulatory care is available by phone during the Covid-19 outbreak.

UCLH Ambulatory Care Consultant
t: 07908 250 947 (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat/Sun 10am-4pm)

Out of hours cover will be provided by the Duty Medical Registrar
t: 020 3456 7890 bleep 4301

Whittington Health Ambulatory Care Consultant
t: 020 7288 5940 (in hours)
t: 020 7272 3070 (out of hours, ask for Ambulatory Care Consultant)


The Ambulatory Care service offers same day care to patients with acute medical conditions. Its role is to provide same day access to urgent assessment and treatment avoiding the need for admission to hospital, for ambulant patients and those needing inpatient style care. The service is not pathway or condition led to ensure that all patients can be considered. All patients must be referred and clinically accepted by the ambulatory care team.

UCLH Emergency Day Unit

GP referral line: 07908 250 947
Ground Floor, University College London Hospital, 235 Euston Rd, Fitzrovia, London NW1 2BU
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Whittington Health Ambulatory Care Centre (Adults)

020 7272 3070 (referrals only)
Ambulatory Care Centre, Level 2, The Whittington Hospital, Whittington Health, Magdala Avenue, London N19 5NF
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Eligibility criteria


Adults needing emergency care who are referred by their GP


Patients who do not need urgent or emergency care

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs,

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Referral methods: Email


Call the service on 07908 250 947 for triage. If the referral is accepted, a referral form will need to be completed by the GP.

Core hours: 10:00-20:00, 7 days, out-of-hours telephone will be answered by deputy medical registrar


Whittington Health

Call the hospital switchboard on 020 7272 3070 and ask to speak to the ambulatory care consultant and you will be put through to the on-call bleep. Out-of-hours you will speak to the duty medical registrar

Core Hours: 08:00-20:00 Monday – Friday. Weekends and bank holidays 09:00-17:00