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King's College Hospital

A rapid access clinic takes place every Wednesday afternoon at King's College Hospital for patients with diabetes who need to be seen relatively soon but non-urgently by a specialist diabetes healthcare professional.


These are multidisciplinary consultant-led clinics with input from dietitians and community-based diabetes specialist nurses. Patients will be seen by whichever practitioners are most relevent for their particular problems. 

Who Is the Service For?

These clinics are primarily intended for patients who are normally managed in primary care but where advice is sought for some diabetes-related issue.

Contacting the Service

The rapid access clinic is provided from Suite 3 at the Diabetes outpatient clinic on the ground floor in the Golden Jubilee Wing at King's College Hospital.

Diabetes Department:
Tel: 020 3299 1737
Fax: 020 3299 1730  


Download the King's College Rapid Access Referral form (in pdf format)


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Complications of diabetes

Complications of diabetes
Over time, diabetes can result in a number of complications which occur because of the effects of raised glucose levels on blood vessels.

Urgent referrals

Urgent referrals
An urgent referrals service is provided at Guy's, King's, and St Thomas' Hospitals for patients with diabetes who need to be seen urgently