Immunology

The Barts Health immunology service is one of the UK’s leading specialist centres, caring for patients with a wide range of immune disorders from across London, Essex and the rest of the country. We specialise in the care of patients with antibody deficiencies and hereditary angioedema.

Our aim is to help our patients lead full, happy and independent lives.

We provide immunology services from:

  • The Royal London Hospital, Grahame Hayton Unit

Why choose us

Barts Health immunology service is one of the largest in the UK.

We have a special interest and expertise in managing hereditary angioedema and other angioedemas - receiving referrals from all over the UK and the world.

We care for one of the largest number of patients with antibody deficiencies in the UK – these include common variable immune deficiency (CVID), X-linked agammaglobulinaemia (XLA), specific antibody deficiencies, selective IgA deficiency, IgG subclass deficiencies, neutrophil disorders and ataxia telangiectasia.

We pride ourselves at putting patients at the centre of their care and offer options for treatment both at hospital or home.

We are actively involved in clinical research projects and clinical trials to help improve knowledge and treatments for patients with angioedemas and antibody deficiencies.

For patients

At the Grahame Hayton Unit, many of our patients only visit us three or four times a year. During these appointments, we make sure that they are healthy, and check that any drug therapy is still working for them.

Outpatient care

Clinics take place every week, on a Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, at the Grahame Hayton Unit.

Contact outpatients on: 020 7377 7039.

Daycare ward

Our day care ward provides a facility to care for patients who require particular treatments, but not necessarily need admission to hospital.

Examples of such day treatments include blood transfusions, intravenous antibiotics, immunoglobulin replacement infusions, C1-Inhibitor replacement, maintenance medication infusions or time intensive investigations such as biopsies. Treatments in the day unit are provided by our nursing team, with cover provided by our Immunology doctors.

We have three beds and three reclining chairs for your comfort. We can provide you with hot and cold beverages throughout your stay on the day ward and a sandwich snack pack for lunch.

The daycare ward is situated in the middle of the clinic in:

The Grahame Hayton Unit, Ambrose King Centre 
The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel 
London, E1 1BB

Main tel: 020 7377 7039
Direct dial to nurses station: 020 7377 7616
Direct dial to secretariat: 020 3246 0282 Fax: 020 7377 7065
Tel outside clinic hours: 020 3416 5000 and ask for bleep 0121

Inpatient stays

Our inpatient services are located on ward 13F of The Royal London Hospital.

Address

Ward 13F, thirteenth floor, Main Building
The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road
Whitechapel, London, E1 1BB

Reception tel: 020 3594 2906 
Ward tel: 020 3594 2901
Fax: 020 3594 2914

Directions

Once you have entered the building, follow the signs to lift core 5 and take a lift to the thirteenth floor. You will then see signs for ward 13F.

For clinicians

Our clinical service is registered with UKPIN for accreditation purposes. UKPIN are the professional network for immunology services in the UK. Visit the UKPIN website here for more information.

We accept written referrals addressed to a named consultant or “the consultant immunologist” at:

Dept of Immunology
The Royal London Hospital
Barts Health NHS Trust
80 Newark Street
London, E1 2ES

Referring clinicians can contact us on: 020 3246 0282
Email: bhnt.Advice-Immunology-Barts@nhs.net
Mobile number for immunology specialist nurses: 079 2053 5226

Faxed urgent referrals may be sent to: 020 3246 0283

Advice is available to healthcare professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week by ringing the hospital switchboard (020 354 5000) and asking for the on-call immunologist.