How Do I get Referred?
There are three distinct routes to private medical treatment. As most need some kind of referral from your GP or Primary Care Trust, the process is often simply called Referral. The three referral routes are listed below.
- GP Referral where your General Practitioner (GP) refers you to a consultant
- Self Referral where you contact a private health care provider yourself for a minor procedure
- NHS Referral where having seen an NHS consultant you elect to have future treatments privately