How to refer patients

We welcome referrals to our services from GPs, district nurses and other healthcare professionals, and do everything we can to make the process as speedy and efficient as possible.

Referrals to nursing services 
Referrals to a hospice 
Referrals to our Helper service 

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Referrals to Marie Curie nursing services

How do I find out which nursing services are available to patients in my area?

We offer different types of nursing service in different parts of the country, to best meet local need.

To find out which Marie Curie nursing services are available to patients in your area, please call your Marie Curie Regional Nursing Office:

Scotland – 0141 557 7518
Northern Ireland – 02890 882 079
North East – 0191 219 1115
North West – 01274 337 609
Wales – 01495 740 818
Eastern – 0845 073 8592
London – 0845 830 0937
South East – 0845 634 2555
South West – 0845 073 8593
Central – 0845 073 8591

How do I make a referral?

To refer your patient to our Nursing Services, please contact the Marie Curie Referral Centre on 0845 056 7899. It’s open 8am to 10pm, 365 days a year.

You’ll need to have the following details to hand in the first instance:

  • your full contact details
  • the name of the CCG covering the area in which the patient lives
  • the name of the patient’s GP, along with contact details for the practice
  • the patient’s full name and contact details
  • the patient’s diagnosis, prognosis and symptoms
  • details of past medical history
  • any information on family
  • information on the patient’s living circumstances.

We’ll also ask for an assessment of whether your patient’s needs are urgent, changing or stable, so that we can determine the right level of support. Our nursing office staff will advise on any additional information they may need.

What happens once my referral is accepted?

Once a referral has been accepted, we’ll pass on the details of the Marie Curie nurse or senior healthcare assistant who will be responsible for your patient’s care. We’ll also get in touch with the patient directly to let them know we will be supporting them. Read more in-depth information about what happens once you've made a referral.

Referrals to Marie Curie Hospice services

Contact your local hospice to find out how make a referral.

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