Self-funding and insured patients

A referral letter is always required before a patient with private medical insurance can be seen by a consultant. If a patient is self-funding, they may not always require a referral. Both open referrals and specific consultant requests are accepted.

For secure and instant referrals please send your referral letter to:

Call: 01252 895 490
Fax: 01252 851 426

For diagnostic imaging referrals
Call: 01252 895 427
Fax: 01252 852 571

NHS patients

Referrals for NHS patients can be sent through the online e-referral service (formerly choose and book) by visiting This is the best practice for us to receive NHS referrals, as patients will receive appointments in a timely manner and is an efficient system.

Referrals can also be sent by fax on 01252 851 426 or by emailing When sending a fax or email, please make sure to state that the referral is NHS and provide a recent relevant medical history.

Please note, not all our services are available on the NHS. For more information contact our NHS team on 01252 895 420.