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The majority of our referrals are received via SCI Gateway. You can find us under the NHS Lothian drop down menu. Patients who are using medical insurance or those who are self-funding may be referred in this way. If you need assistance or advice, please get in touch with our liaison team.Find out more about referrals
There are occasions when it is perfectly acceptable to inform or recommend to your patients the option of one-off, self-pay treatment. These include:
• 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.
Referring your patient privately to a Spire hospital not only benefits your patient but also saves the NHS Scotland valuable money and resources to continue caring for others. Please pass on our contact details to your patients who want treatment quickly.
At a Spire hospital, your patient is guaranteed fast access to modern, well-equipped 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
* Please read Spire's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in the fixed price treatment.
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