Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

HOT clinic

 

The Croydon respiratory team run a rapid access clinic to help people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) to avoid hospital admission. 

Patients that risk coming to accident and emergency department because their condition has suddenly worsened can be seen by a specialist on the same day or next day.

 

Treatment

Referral criteria

How to refer

Contact information

 


Treatment

Patients that risk attending the accident and emergency department because their condition has suddenly worsened can be seen by a specialist on the same day or next day (Monday – Friday).

Patients are reviewed by a specialist respiratory practitioner who will carry out appropriate investigations and a respiratory physician will review complex cases. 

Following assessment, patients will be discharged with ongoing support from CRT and GPs will be informed within 24 hours.

This excludes suspected lung cancer, suspected TB, patients where respiratory problem is not a primary concern e.g. cardiac breathlessness, patients who are haemo-dynamically unstable and patients with established or new onset confusion. 

 


Referral criteria

Inclusion:

Any adult patient with a diagnosis of COPD and symptoms that is threatening admission

Exclusion:

  • Suspected lung cancer - USC referral
  • Suspected TB –  refer to specialist TB clinic
  • Patients where respiratory problem is not a primary concern e.g. cardiac breathlessness
  • Patients who are haemo-dynamically unstable
  • Patients with established or new onset confusion

 


How to refer

Fax completed referral form with patient telephone number and brief summary medical history and recent medications to 020 8401 3964.

Patients who are already under the care of the CRT can self-refer.

The clinic will contact the patient to offer an appointment. Referrals received by 11.30am, where the patient is able to arrive by 12.30pm, will be seen on the same day, if there are slots available.  If not they will be seen the next day.

 


Contact information 

HOT Clinic respiratory services

Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road

Croydon

CR7 7YE

 

Tel: 020 8401 3963

Fax: 020 8401 3964

 

 

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