Referring children with urological complaints

19/11/13

We are asking for your help in ensuring that children requiring treatment by a consultant urologist are referred to the right service for them.

We are aware that a number of children, particularly those with UTIs, are being inappropriately booked to see a consultant urologist instead of a paediatrician at our hospitals.

To help ensure that our youngest patients get to see the right consultant without delay,  we would be grateful if you could ensure that children with the following conditions are referred to our specialist Paediatric Urology Service:

  • phimosis
  • preputial adhesions
  • scrotal swellings
  • hydroceles
  • hernias
  • undescended testis

This service operates in both Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital is run by Consultant Urologist  Mr David Jones

Children with UTIs, haematuria or other possible kidney problems should be referred to general paediatrics clinics. Please refer to NICE guidance on UTI to check whether the child with UTI needs to be referred, but please do remember that these children should not be referred to Urology. 

Many thanks for your support. If you have any questions please feel free to speak to Dr Jones on 0300 422 6671 or Dr Lyda Jadresic on 0300 422 8492