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St Thomas' Hospital

Big Ben and the houses of parliamentA rapid access clinic takes place every Wednesday morning at St Thomas' 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, diabetes specialist nurses, diabetes nurse consultants 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 the Diabetes and Endocrine Day Centre at St Thomas’ Hospital. The unit is on the 3rd Floor of Lambeth Wing within the hospital. Information on how to travel to the hospital can be found by following the link on the right.


Diabetes and Endocrine Day Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital:
Tel: 020 7188 1981
Fax: 020 7188 1991


Download a referral form below:


St Thomas' Rapid Access Referral Form (in pdf format)


Note this file is in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. If you have not installed and configured Adobe Acrobat Reader on your system, a free download is available from Adobe.



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