The Hospital for Tropical Diseases

The Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) is the only NHS Hospital dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tropical diseases and travel related infections. The Hospital serves long and short-term travellers, immigrants and refugee populations and those preparing for travel. We also see a broad range of non-tropical infections from the community and healthcare settings in our infectious diseases clinics, in a rapid and responsive manner.

The services we provide at HTD are:

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Please note that our preferred method of receiving referrals is via NHS e-RS.

From 16th July all new routine referrals from GPs to Consultant-led outpatient services need to be referred via NHS e-Referrals. Referrals received outside of e-RS will not be processed but returned to the referring GP. This is in line with the National ‘Paper Switch Off’ Project. This is to ensure we are compliant with the NHS England 17 / 18 Contract.

Urgent referrals will be processed and a notification will be sent to the GP stating NHS e-RS is our preferred method of receiving referrals.

All referrals are reviewed by a clinician and if it is felt that a patient needs to be seen sooner than the appointment date booked, the appointment will be brought forward.

Contact Details:

Infectious and tropical diseases:
Hospital for Tropical Diseases
2nd Floor
Mortimer Market
Capper Street
London, WC1E 6JB
Patient Enquiries:

Telephone: 020 3447 5959
Please note that we are unable to provide clinical advice over the telephone or via email.

Service Manager:

Dan Lee
Email: daniel.lee1@nhs.net

GP Enquiries:

Telephone: 020 3447 5959
Fax: 020 3447 9761
Email: uclh.htd@nhs.net

For urgent GP advice, telephone 020 3456 7890 and request the contact details for the on-call tropical medicine registrar.
Laboratory Enquiries:

Lab Manager
Spencer Polley
Email: Spencer.polley@nhs.net

Visit our Online Shop to purchase a wide range of travel-related items such as insect repellents and mosquito nets.


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