When is it appropriate to tell your patients about private self-pay treatment?

There are occasions when it is perfectly acceptable to inform or recommend to your patients the option of one-off, self-pay treatment.

Self-pay private treatment can be beneficial for your patients and the NHS
  • When a patient wants to be seen and treated quickly
  • When a patient does not meet the criteria for NHS treatment
  • When a patient is concerned about cleanliness and clinical outcomes
  • When you and your patient want to choose the consultant they see

Arranging fast private treatment
At a Spire Healthcare hospital, your patient is guaranteed fast access to state-of-the-art facilities and diagnostic services – usually within a week of referral. If subsequent treatment is required this is available without delay and can usually be completed within a few weeks.

No referral criteria thresholds
Referral into the NHS isn’t always possible. At Spire hospitals we don’t have referral thresholds – so your patient can quickly access consultant appointments and diagnostic facilities including MRI and CT scans.

Low infection risk
Spire Healthcare was the first private hospital provider to publish clinical performance and patient reported outcomes, including information on our rates of MRSA blood infection and Clostridium Difficile infection. Patients have their own private room with en-suite shower. We offer a range of appetising meals, all prepared by our on-site chef, and delivered to their room. Visitors are welcome whenever your patient wishes.

Choose your patient’s consultant
Demand the best for your patients and choose the consultant you want them to see. Your patient will see the same consultant at every appointment and will be in full charge of their care with the support of our 24-hour resident doctor and highly experienced nursing team.

Fixed price treatment
After the initial consultation with your chosen consultant, we’ll quote an inclusive, fixed price* for all treatment. So there’s no surprises once treatment is complete. We also offer two finance schemes, including a interest-free option (0% APR typical).
* Inclusive Care fixed price – terms and conditions apply, please ask for details

Prices for self-pay private treatment

For a list of the more frequently requested self-pay treatments we carry out at Spire Healthcare hospitals please visit our guide price page. Feel free to pass these guide prices on to your patients or encourage them to find them here on our website at www.spirehealthcare.com/prices

Prices agreed with patients are fixed, and we also offer medical loans including an interest-free option (0% APR typical) in some cases.

A positive benefit to the NHS

Referring your patient privately to a Spire hospital not only benefits your patient but also saves
the NHS valuable money and resources to continue caring for others.

Please pass on our contact details to your patients who want treatment quickly.

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