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Private GP services

Need an appointment with a GP to fit in with your schedule or just want to have a chat about a few problems that have been bothering you?

At Spire GP we provide quick and easy access to private GP services - when you need it. There are a range of Spire GP appointment times available now at Spire Cheshire Hospital for both adults and children.

At Spire GP we offer:

  • Advice and support for your healthcare needs
  • Appointment times to suit you
  • Easy access to Spire Healthcare’s network of specialists
  • Modern, private healthcare settings
  • Private prescriptions and referrals for further investigations if needed
  • Time to discuss your concerns with an experienced GP who is on GMC GP Register

You can book an appointment by calling us on 01925 541 617.

The GP consultation fee is £90 for a 30 minute appointment allowing you time to discuss your health issues and concerns. 

Please note: Out of hours, emergency services and long-term management of chronic conditions are not covered by this service.

Meet the doctors

Why should I go private?

Our private GP service gives you the flexibility of a longer appointment and clinics running in the evenings. You will see an experienced local GP, who will undertake a 30 minute consultation, in a service which is discrete and confidential, and provided in relaxed but professional environment. Our highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced local GP's are committed to providing exemplary care focused on you and your health requirements.

When can I be seen?

We offer appointments at Spire Cheshire Hospital on evenings during the week. Please call us on 01925 215 087 for further information.

How long are the appointments?

Your initial consultation will usually be for 30 minutes allowing you time to discuss your health issues and concerns.

If a longer consultation is required, despite booking a shorter appointment, will will try our best to accommodate this, however there will be an additional charge.

How much does a consultation cost?

An initial 30 minute consultation costs £90.

Will my insurer cover the cost of the consultation?

It is worth checking with your health insurance provider, as an increasing number of providers will cover the cost of medical investigations, although an authorisation code will be required from your insurer.

How do I pay?

Payment will be taken on the day via a debit or credit card, cash or cheque. You will be asked for your credit card details when you book the appointment.

How do I book an appointment?

Call us today on 01925 215 087.

What happens if I need to cancel my appointment?

If you need to cancel an appointment, please let us know as soon as possible, on 01925 215 087. Appointments that are either not attended, or cancelled within 24 hours of the appointment time (and which cannot be rescheduled), will incur the full charge.

Do I need to provide my NHS notes?

No, this is not required. We request that prior to your first consultation, you fill in the new patient health questionnaire, and bring this to the appointment with you.

Will my NHS GP be informed about my consultation?

Your consultation will remain confidential with us, but depending on your wishes, we can share this information with your NHS GP, with your consent. This can be discussed at your appointment. It is important to note that seeing a private GP will not affect the relationship with your own NHS GP.

Your consultation will take place in a secure room within hospital grounds, and all your information will be held securely with advanced computer security. Information will only be divulged with your specific consent.

What tests do you have access to?

If clinically appropriate, your GP may request some blood tests. We also have access to a range of diagnostic tests such as ECG and hearing tests, which can often be done the same day. In addition, we can organise MRI scans, CT, ultrasound and x-rays as clinically indicated.

What about prescriptions?

We will provide private prescriptions, rather than an NHS prescription. This means you will pay for the cost of the drug, and the chemist’s dispensing fee. This is unlikely to be significantly more than an NHS prescription cost, and in some cases, is less. These can be dispensed at the Spire Cheshire in-house pharmacy or at any community pharmacy.

What about onward referral?

If the GP feels that referral is required for further tests or specialist care, you will have access to an extensive list of consultants including specialists in Cardiology, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) and Ophthalmology. This can be arranged at Spire Cheshire Hospital for your convenience.

If you have private medical insurance you will need to check with your insurer that you are covered for the cost of these tests or treatment, or alternatively that you have funds in place to pay for it yourself.

Can you refer me to NHS services rather than private specialty clinics?

We do not usually have access to NHS services, with the exception of some services such as Accident and Emergency.

What about emergency treatment?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer emergency treatment. For patients requiring emergency treatment, please contact your own GP, NHS 111, or your local Accident and Emergency department.

Book an appointment

To find out more or to make an appointment, contact Spire Cheshire Hospital on 01925 541 617

or send an enquiry