Information for GPs and practice staff

The NHS gives you and your patients the opportunity to consider certain treatments at Spire hospitals, delivered on behalf of the NHS.
Spire Healthcare has established a range of NHS elective care services to treat your patients, and we work closely with local health organisations to cut waiting times and increase the healthcare choices available to your patients.
Easy referrals

Our aim is to make the referral process as easy and as quick as possible. You can use the NHS Choose and Book system, or by registering on our GP Connect section you can use our secure and easy-to-use online referral form.

You may also make referrals to Spire hospitals by letter, fax or email if you prefer. A PDF version of our referral form may be downloaded here.

Whichever method is used, please ensure you include the patient’s NHS number on the referral form.
Clinics on offer

Various specialties and clinics are on offer for NHS patients. To find out details of which clinics are available at which Spire hospitals please go to the directory of services on your Choose and Book system. Or contact the relevant Spire hospitals for more information.

Timely treatment

We're dedicated to seeing and treating your patients as quickly as possible, from the moment they are referred to the conclusion of any post-operative care. We aim to treat all patients within the 18 week referral to treatment target set by the Department of Health.

Managing your patients' expectations

A clinical member of staff will be on hand at all times to answer any questions your patients may have and they will be taken through their treatment process in detail, with full information about expected outcomes, follow-up and aftercare.

Our consultants

NHS patients will be treated by one of a panel of consultants working at Spire Healthcare.

All consultants working at Spire Hospitals are highly experienced, are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council and comply with our exacting 'practising privileges' criteria. The majority also work at a local NHS Trust and are based locally to the hospital.
Our performance

Spire Healthcare is committed to helping GPs and their patients make informed healthcare choices by demonstrating the quality of care each hospital provides.
We publish performance information for each hospital as part of our programme to improve our already high standards of clinical quality and safety. For more information on our individual hospital performance please go to hospital performance information.
Excellent aftercare

We understand that it is vital to keep you informed of your patients' progress - including post-operative management. We will send you a detailed discharge letter on the day of discharge, a copy of which is given to the patient to present if attending your practice immediately after discharge. They will also have a comprehensive plan for their recovery, follow-up and aftercare.

Your patients are welcome to phone the hospital at any time if they have concerns after they have returned home.

In the unlikely event a patient experiences complications after their operation, you can refer back to the consultant at the hospital for review and further management if required.

Spire Healthcare has extensive experience of NHS patient assessment for elective surgery and all patients will have an individual risk assessment, taking into account clinical and social factors, such as support at home, to determine their suitability for treatment at one of our facilities.

Patients will only be excluded if the procedure required is outside the scope of the facility or if the patient's condition or co-morbidities are considered to pose too high a risk. The full list of exclusions is reflected under the directory of services in the Choose and Book system.
Contact us

To make a referral or for more information on NHS services at Spire Healthcare, please contact us:

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