Making a referral guide

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

How to make a referral

Our Primary Care Liaison team will work closely with you, to help provide the highest level of service. Our Purpose is to make a positive difference to people’s lives through outstanding personalised care.

There are a number of ways to refer your private patients to The Montefiore Hospital:

  • Online – via Spire Connect
  • Email
  • 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 and telephone referrals


You can refer your private patients to The Montefiore Hospital by completing the below referral form(s) and emailing it to:


Alternatively, you can refer your private patients to us via telephone, by calling us on 01273 828 030.

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. If required, referral forms can be downloaded in the links above.

For secure and instant referrals please send your referral letters to:


  • Call: 01273 828 030
  • Fax: 01273 828 130

For diagnostic imaging referrals:

  • Call: 01273 828 088
  • Fax: 01273 828 155

Or contact the bookings team to request free post envelopes for your practice.

NHS referrals

Referrals for NHS patients must 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.

We no longer accept fax referrals for NHS patients.

For more information or for assistance, contact our NHS team on 01273 828 030.