Cardiology Diagnostics: Royal Free London

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6 April 2020: service update

The Royal Free London is no longer accepting cardiology referrals for direct-access diagnostics, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. For further detail of the Royal Free Hospital cardiology service at this time, see the Cardiology topic page.


The Royal Free London direct-access service is for patients who require the following diagnostic tests:

  • walk-in ECG
  • 24-hour Holter monitoring
  • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring
  • five-day Loop monitoring.

How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: e-Referral, EMIS managed referral

Routine referrals

Complete EMIS form and send by email.


Direct access ECGs

Walk-in clinic is available 9am-4.30pm. Please refer via e-Referral system or send patient to walk-in clinic with completed ECG referral form. Please note, patients referred via e-Rs will be given priority.

To make an appointment through e-Rs please use the following instructions:

  • Direct Access ECG - Cardiology – Royal Free Hospital – RAL
  • Specialty: Diagnostic Physiological Measurement
  • Clinic Type: Cardiac Physiology – ECG
  • Search all and select service
  • Appointment search and book appointment

Advice and guidance via e-Referrals.