How to refer your patients

The details you need, should you wish to refer a patient to Spire Edinburgh Hospitals.

A GP referral letter is usually required before any patient can be seen by a consultant at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals. 

Referrals can be unnamed or named. For unnamed referrals, we will determine the most appropriate consultant with the next available appointment. To refer to a specific consultant, please refer to our consultant directory or for more information on each consultant view Spire Edinburgh Hospitals' consultant profiles.

Our 2019 consultant directory is now available for GPs and practice staff. If you would like a copy of the directory please contact or call 0131 316 2504.

SCI Gateway

The majority of our referrals are received via SCI Gateway. Spire Murrayfield Hospital is located under the NHS Lothian drop down menu. Once we receive the SCI Gateway or referral letter we will contact your patient via telephone within one working day to arrange a suitable appointment. If your patient has medical insurance we will ask for their insurance policy details and ask them to notify their insurers. Patients who are self-funding can also be referred using SCI Gateway.

Spire Connect

If you do not have access to SCI Gateway, you can make a secure online referral to Spire Edinburgh Hospitals through our Spire Connect portal.

Insured patients

Scheme/policy details are required at the time of booking an out-patient appointment as we require insurer authorisation.

Self-funding patients

We can provide a tailored fixed price with no hidden extras on a range of diagnostic tests, treatments and surgical procedures. For information call us on 0131 316 2507.

Useful numbers

GP Hotline (dedicated for GPs)  

0131 316 2552

Outpatient appointments 

0131 316 2530 

Murrayfield reception                

0131 334 0363   

Shawfair reception 

0131 654 5600 

Marketing team

0131 316 2504 or 

Self-pay enquiries 

0131 316 2507 or 

Inpatient bookings 

0131 316 2510 

Physiotherapy and sports injuries 

0131 316 2537 

X-ray and scan enquiries 

0131 316 2539 or 0131 654 5600

Emergency admissions

Call 0131 334 0363 for Murrayfield or 0131 654 5600 for Shawfair Park and ask for the nurse in charge. Please note, as a day-case facility, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital has an estimated closing time of 10pm; if required, patients will be re-admitted to Spire Murrayfield Hospital. We will aim to call you back within 20 minutes to update you on the progress of the admission. Neither of these hospitals have accident and emergency facilities.

Medical admissions

At Spire Murrayfield Hospital, we can offer medical admissions for long or short stays under the care of a consultant. For more information on this service contact 0131 316 2507.