Information for referrers

This section of our website provides information for healthcare professionals, embassies and insurers. We hope this will assist you in referring patients to us and with any further information you may require. If you do have any further questions, please contact our customer relations team on +44 (0)20 3311 7700.

GPs may contact consultants directly or go through our referrals and booking office. If you wish to refer via the office please call +44 (0)20 3311 7700 or email imperial.private.healthcare@nhs.net

If you would like to refer a patient from outside the UK, please contact us by phone, fax or email:

Telephone: +44(0) 20 3311 7700 or +44 (0)20 3311 1228

Email: imperial.private.referrals@nhs.net

In order to review your referral we will require an up to date medical report. Please ensure this is in English and that any information is no more than three weeks old. The medical report should include the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Country of origin
  • Medical history
  • Medical requirements
  • Translation requirements (if any)
  • Other relevant information

For embassy sponsored patients we must also receive a letter of guarantee prior to any treatment.

Please do not arrange travel for your patient until their medical report has been reviewed and accepted by one of our consultants. If your patient requires a visa, the consultant in charge of the treatment plan will be able to support you with the application.

We have over 500 consultants and specialists covering a wealth of surgical specialties.

All of our consultants can be found in our online consultant directory.

Imperial Private Healthcare has arrangements with most major insurers. In most instances, financial settlements can be made directly with the insurers.

If your patient has any questions about direct settlement with their insurer, please contact +44 (0)20 3311 7700 or email  imperial.private.healthcare@nhs.net

We recommend that patients check the terms and conditions of their insurance policies to ensure they are covered for treatment, since some policies restrict the choice of hospitals or have limitations on certain treatments. Patients may also have a financial limit to their benefits.

If patients have queries regarding their insurance cover please advise them to contact their insurer directly.