Imaging Services: WH

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RAG clinical prioritisation for all new GP direct-access imaging referrals

The NCL imaging departments have agreed on a set of standardised imaging prioritisation categories that are to be applied to all future referrals. These must be applied whether that GP is making a referral to independent sector or NHS service providers.

Service description

The imaging department provides a service for patients in hospital and for patients referred directly from GPs. 

GP enquiry hotline

t: 07887 833 703 (Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm)

Range of services

  • comprehensive 24/7 low-dose digital plain X-ray service supporting WH Emergency and Urgent Care centres
  • diagnostic mammography and ultrasound breast services
  • state-of-the-art CT and MRI scanning, including CT colonography
  • on-call responsive consultant-led imaging service with 24/7 diagnostics
  • MRI specialist iron overload assessment for thalassaemic and sickle cell patients
  • gamma camera providing comprehensive general nuclear medicine services (including gastro-intestinal, cardiac and orthopaedic imaging techniques)
  • DEXA service providing bone densitometry, fracture risk and vertebral fracture assessments
  • open-access walk-in X-ray service for GP patients during the working day
  • general, obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound
  • vascular (vein and carotid doppler) studies
  • enterprise-wide distribution of diagnostic images
  • post-mortem CT studies for forensics and religious communities
  • bariatric imaging services
  • electronic distribution of results to GPs.

How to Refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

Complete the appropriate request form and email to

  • Imaging Referral Form – Whittington
  • Urgent Direct Access Imaging Request Form (adult and paed) - Suspected Cancer - NCL FORM_V4 

Where to find the form

  • Barnet: BAR Global Documents > Diagnostics (BAR Global)
  • Camden: Camden Global Documents
  • Enfield: ENF Global Documents > Radiology (X-rays-Ultrasound)
  • Haringey: HAR Global Documents > Imaging
  • Islington: ISL Global Documents > Imaging 

For access to diagnostics please use the following steps:

  • CXR: complete Imaging Referral Form – Whittington (mark if urgent in the subject line) and email. Send patient to walk-in clinic.
  • USS gynae, USS abdomen, CT pancreas, MRI brain: complete Imaging Referral Form – Whittington (mark if urgent) and email.


Main Imaging Department, Level 3

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Review date: Saturday, 15 June 2024