Making a referral

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.

Spire Southampton Hospital is one of the largest independent hospitals on the South Coast. Offering healthcare professionals a facility to refer patients for rapid access to state of the art healthcare.

We pride ourselves on working closely with GPs and healthcare professionals. We offer education events, support primary practice and are constantly listening to make it as easy as possible for you to refer and to ensure your patients receive outstanding personalised care at every visit.

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

  • 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 023 8077 5544 for an appointment
  • Patient will receive a referral letter from their GP (if required by consultant)
  • Patient to contact the self-pay adviser enquiry line on 023 8091 4471 or complete an online enquiry form for an appointment
  • Patient takes referral letter with them to their appointment (if required by consultant)
  • 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

Scans and diagnostics

We offer fast access to scans and diagnostics at your convenience.

It's easy to arrange for a scan with us.

  • If you have already seen your GP or physiotherapist, they can send your letter of referral by email to and we will contact you to make an appointment
  • If you struggle to get an appointment with your own GP or physiotherapist, the private GPs at Spire Southampton can refer you for a scan

The scans and diagnostic facilities at Spire Southampton are open to everyone. You can pay for your own scan or use private medical insurance.

Call our team on 023 8076 4339 or email if you have any questions or would like to book a scan.

NHS patient 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. This applies to orthopaedic and hernia NHS referrals along with the Tier 3 Weight Management Service.

Referrals for Tier 4 Bariatric Surgery should be sent by email to When sending an 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 023 8091 4442.