Emergency, Rapid Access and Urgent Care Services

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Here are the emergency services in Islington, as well as urgent and rapid access clinics covering a range of conditions.

For patients currently experiencing stroke symptoms, dial 999. Aspirin should not be given.

For the latest on temporary changes to paediatric emergency services in NCL, see the Emergency, Rapid Access and Urgent Care Services for Children topic page.


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2WW Suspected Cancer Referrals

Urgent, two-week referrals for suspected cancer

Accident & Emergency

Local A&E contact information for all urgent medical, surgical and psychiatric problems in adults and children

Ambulatory Care (Adults)

Urgent service providing same day care for patients with acute medical conditions

Coordinate My Care

Personalised electronic urgent care plans for those with chronic and life-limiting illnesses

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Investigations

Suspected DVT investigations at the Royal Free London, Whittington Health or University College London Hospitals.

Enhanced Virtual Ward

Supports vulnerable patients at home who are at risk of unnecessary emergency department visits or hospital admission

ENT Urgent Referral Clinic: Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

Urgent ENT referral service for adults and children aged 2+

Future Matters

Future Matters aims to raise awareness of death, dying and end of life care planning for Islington patients.

Islington Early Intervention Service (EIS)

For people who have presented to specialist mental health services with a first episode of psychosis.

London Ambulance Service

Information on health care professional admissions

Rapid Response

Supporting acute unwell patients at risk of hospital admission at home

UCLH Paediatric Rapid Referral Clinic

Paediatric rapid referral clinic

Urgent Treatment Centre: Whittington Hospital

Urgent care 8am-10pm, 24/7

Urology Services

Urology services at local hospitals

Whittington Paediatric Rapid Access Clinic (PRAC)

Consultant-led urgent referral clinic for acutely ill children