Frequently Asked Questions regarding NHS treatment at Spire

Am I eligible for NHS treatment at a Spire Healthcare hospital?

From early 2007, Spire hospitals in England became part of what is called NHS Choices. If you need a planned operation or diagnostic test you may be able to choose to be referred to a Spire Healthcare hospital, provided that it offers the services you require and has the space available. You need to be referred to the hospital by your GP. Only NHS patients in England and Northern Ireland are covered by the scheme.

As an NHS patient, will I have any costs for my treatment?

Every aspect of your treatment will be covered by the NHS. You will however, need to pay for personal items such as newspapers, meals for your visitors or telephone calls, just like you would in an NHS hospital.

As an NHS patient, will I be treated differently from private patients?

You may have to share a bedroom with another patient, like you would in the NHS, but all our patients receive the same standards of care and treatment from our highly skilled staff. Patients will be in single-sex accommodation unless they request otherwise or it is not in their best interests clinically. Click here to read hospital declarations regarding mixed sex accommodation for NHS patients

Where can I find more information on Choose and Book?

You can find more information on Choose and Book on the official NHS Choose and Book website.

What do I do next?

To find out if you qualify for treatment at Spire Healthcare, simply speak to your GP. Or for further information contact your local Spire hospital or complete our online enquiry form.

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