Making a referral guide

We are committed to supporting healthcare professionals and aim to make the referral process quick and easy.

How to make a referral

At Spire Manchester we are dedicated to delivering excellent individual care and customer service to all our patients, from the time they first get in touch with us until after their treatment is complete.

Our Primary Care Liaison team will work closely with you and our highly trained staff aim to deliver excellent patient care. We work to ensure every patient is treated as if they were our own relative.

There are a number of ways to refer your private patients to Spire Manchester Hospital:

  • Online – via Spire Connect
  • Email
  • Fax
  • Telephone

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 refer your private patients to us by emailing your referrals to:

*Please ensure referrals sent via email are encrypted.

Fax and telephone referrals

Fax

You can also refer your private patients to us via fax:

  • Insured patients: 0161 447 6906
  • Self-funding patients: 0161 447 6707

Telephone

Alternatively, you can refer your private patients to us by telephone:

  • Insured patients: 0161 447 6600
  • Self-funding patients: 0161 447 6700

Private insured patients

If your patient has private medical insurance you can refer them to have their consultation and treatment at Spire Manchester Hospital.

We accept referrals via:

A referral letter may be required by insurance companies. Please advise your patient to check with their insurer for any additional referral requirements.

For more information please contact our outpatient appointments team on 0161 447 6600.

*Please ensure referrals sent via email are encrypted.

Self-funding patients

If your patient would like to pay for their treatment you can refer them to have their consultation and treatment at Spire Manchester Hospital.

We accept referrals via:                

In some cases a referral letter may be required by your patient's consultant. Please advise your patient to check for any referral requirements when booking their appointment.

For more information please contact our self-pay appointments team on 0161 447 6700.

*Please ensure referrals sent via email are encrypted.

Radiology appointments

If your patient would like to have their X-ray or scan at Spire Manchester Hospital you can refer them easily. We accept direct GP referrals for the following diagnostic tests:

  • Cardiac diagnostics:ECG, echo, ambulatory monitoring, CT coronary calcium score for heart disease
  • CT:sinus, brain
  • Ultrasound:musculoskeletal, abdomen, gynaecology, urology
  • X-ray:chest, suspected fracture

We accept referrals via: 

For more information please contact our radiology appointments team on 0161 447 6800.

*Please ensure referrals sent via email are encrypted.

Physiotherapy appointments

If your patient would like to have their physiotherapy treatment at Spire Manchester Hospital you can refer them easily.

We accept referrals via:

For more information please contact our physiotherapy appointments team on 0161 447 6900.

*Please ensure referrals sent via email are encrypted.

NHS referrals

Spire Manchester Hospital provides a range of elective surgical services to NHS patients – full details of the services offered can be found on the NHS e-Referral system www.ebs.ncrs.nhs.uk.

Our aim is to make the referral process as quick and easy as possible.

Please use the NHS e-Referral system to refer your patients to us. We are no longer able to accept referral letters from primary care or by any other means (eg fax or email).

For more information please contact our NHS team on 0161 447 6688.