GP information and resources

A guide for GPs and other healthcare professionals to the services and specialties we offer.

Refer a private patient

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 letters to:
Email: using your NHS email account (including private patients)

Call: 01424 757454
Fax: 01424 757424

For diagnostic imaging referrals:
Call: 01424 757427/01424 757401
Fax: 01424 757424


Refer an NHS patient

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.

Referrals can also be sent by fax on 01424 757424 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. Please also be aware of our medical exclusions, these available on the e-referral system.

For more information contact our NHS team on 01424 757493.

Refer a patient

Download the form and fax to us


Refer to imaging

Download the form and fax to us


Consultant directory 2017

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