Making a referral guide

We are committed to delivering excellent individual care – making a positive difference to people's lives through outstanding personalised care is at the heart of everything we do.

How to make a referral

Our Primary Care Liaison team will work closely with you and our highly trained staff aim to provide the highest level of service.

You can refer your private patients to Spire Elland Hospital:

  • Online – via Spire Connect
  • Or by email

Every consultant working at Spire Elland is registered with the General Medical Council. Continuity of patient care is important to us, so we make sure that your patient is looked after by the same consultant from start to finish.

Online referrals

Spire Connect

Spire Connect is the quickest way to make a referral. The patient e-referral portal offers a fast, easy and fully secure way for GPs, practice staff and healthcare professionals to refer patients to Spire hospitals. As well as making secure online referrals for a broad range of treatments and tests and scans, you can also:

  • Receive email confirmations – once your referral is submitted and processed
  • Access sent referral information – at any time
  • Find direct up to date contact information
  • Save time and paper – it’s environmentally friendly

Login/register for Spire Connect

Email referrals

You can also refer your private patients to Spire Elland by emailing us at:

  • Patients may need a referral letter from their GP. This can be done via Spire Connect or the patient can take it to their first appointment
  • Patient will need to contact their medical insurance provider to check the treatment is covered and get an authorisation code
  • Patient to contact hospital outpatient bookings team on 01422 324069 for an appointment

For any diagnostic imaging referrals please make an online referral via our online Spire Connect Portal.

  • Patient will receive a referral letter from their GP (if required)
  • Patients to contact the self-pay advisers enquiry line on 01422 324069 or email for an appointment
  • Patient takes referral letter with them to their appointment
  • We provide a fixed price quote for treatment to the patient and they come in to hospital for their treatment. Please note if further diagnostic investigations or tests are required the patient may incur additional costs
  • We will keep you informed of your patient’s progress

For any diagnostic imaging referrals please make an online referral via our online Spire Connect Portal.

NHS referrals

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 it is an efficient system.

We no longer accept email referrals for NHS patients. Referrals can only be submitted online via the NHS e-Referral service.

View our NHS e-Referral Service summary.

For more information please call our NHS team on 01422 324 083.