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Referring patients

Please email all referrals to the appropriate TAS unit.

Urgent referrals (treatment needed with 48 hours) need to be discussed with both the unit nurses and consultant covering. Please contact the unit first, who will confirm the contact details for the covering medic.

Non-urgent referrals will be screened by the clinical team, who will contact you if required.

Medical cover is provided by a local lead clinician, with periods of leave covered by NHSBT consultants elsewhere in the country. Non-urgent questions can be sent directly to the unit consultant, however please also copy in the TAS unit email address so your message can be forwarded onto the appropriate person if the unit consultant is away.

Outside normal working hours

To make an urgent patient referral outside normal working hours, please phone your NHSBT Hospital Services Department and ask to be transferred to the on call patient clinical team consultant. The on call consultant will discuss your patient referral with you and make the necessary arrangements to treat your patient. 

Trusts with a service level agreement with TAS

If your Trust has a service level agreement you can refer a patient using the relevant referral form:

Request for therapeutic apheresis

Request for therapeutic plasma exchange

Request for Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) for GvHD

Request for Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) for CTCL

Request for stem cell collection referral

Please email or fax the form to your TAS unit 

Trusts without a service level agreement with TAS

Please contact your TAS unit to discuss service provision then complete this agreement form and email or fax it to your TAS consultant or lead nurse. 

Helpful information when making a referral

Patients referred for apheresis procedures will require good venous access to support the blood flow to and from the apheresis equipment. Peripheral veins can be used where suitable however where peripheral veins cannot or are unlikely to be able to support the blood flow rates required by the equipment during the procedure (or course of procedures) then central venous access will be required.

An information leaflet related to venous access requirements for apheresis has been produced to help you.