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If you require a referral to a private specialist, our GPs at Medicspot can provide you with a referral today. Our doctors can issue letters for Dermatologists, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists, Gastroenterologists, Orthopaedics and other specialists. Complete a 5-minute online form and we’ll do the rest.
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Simply fill out the 5-minute online form and your request will be reviewed by one of our GPs who can write you a private referral or select the most appropriate specialist for you based on your symptoms. Your referral will be sent to you in 4 hours (Mon-Sun) 9am-6pm.
Please note that this is not for matters which need an immediate review by a doctor. Please make an appointment with one of our doctors if you are suffering from any of the following:
It costs just £29 to get a referral letter issued by one of our doctors. Medicspot Plus members can get referral letters at no extra cost as part of their annual membership plan.
Find information on Medicspot GP referral letters and other common questions about GP referrals to give you the confidence to take the next step in your treatment journey.
Many clinics and hospitals require a GP referral letter before they can provide specialist treatment. Referral letters are often addressed to an outpatient clinic, a type of specialist or a named doctor. It will describe the reason why you’re being referred, as well as your past medical history, including medications, allergies and any other relevant information. You can find more information in this helpful video.
If your GP feels that you need more specialist input then the next step is to get a referral letter to a relevant specialist. Most NHS specialists will require a referral from an NHS GP. Most private specialists and insurance companies will accept either an NHS or private GP referral letter. The referral letter is addressed to a named specialist, clinic or hospital and contains details of your medical history and details of the reason why a specialist opinion is being sought, such as your symptoms.
Our doctors will be able to email you with a referral letter within 12 hours of you completing the online form. If you have requested a referral letter during your online GP appointment, our doctors will be able to issue you your referral letter within 12 hours.
The length of time a referral is valid depends on the type and severity of your condition. Doctor referral letters will include the date of referral and it is up to the discretion of the specialist whether they deem this valid or out of date. Some private GPs charge patients extra fees to write a referral letter. There are no extra fees for referrals by Medicspot doctors.
Most private specialists do require a GP referral, as do most private medical insurance policies. Ask your medical insurer and private specialist whether a referral letter is needed.
Most NHS specialists will requires a referral from an NHS GP.
Getting a referral with Medicspot is easy. From time to time, you’ll need to see a specialist for your next stage of treatment or further testing. Our friendly GP's can issue you a referral letter within 12 hours of you submitting your online form for just £29 (no hidden fees or extra charges).
Medicspot Plus members can get referral letters at no extra cost.
See below for some of the types of specialist referrals we are able to make.
Dermatologists specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of skin disease and hair and nail complaints. They're able to:
See our Dermatology referral page for more information.
If you’re in need of a psychiatrist referral we’re here to help. Psychiatrists are concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health conditions. Psychiatrists can also prescribe medication as well as recommend other forms of treatment.
See our Psychiatry referral page for more information.
Looking for a physiotherapy referral? Our doctors can provide you with a referral on the same day as your appointment. Physiotherapists specialise in the treatment of conditions, diseases and injuries affecting movement. They're able to:
See our Physiotherapy referral page for more information.
Looking for a gastroenterology referral? Gastroenterologists specialise in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines) and hepatological (liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas) diseases. They're able to:
See our Gastroenterology referral page for more information.
Medicspot doctors can provide referral letters for orthopaedic specialists. Trauma and orthopaedic surgery (T&O surgery) is the surgical speciality concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. This can involve bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves and muscles. Trauma and orthopaedic surgeons are able to:
See our Orthopaedic referral page for more information.
If you’re experiencing symptoms that could be related to the brain or nervous system, it may be recommended that you take a neurological exam with a specialist. Our GP's can provide you with a referral letter within 24 hours.
Neurologists specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders affecting the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (the nerves and muscles responsible for movement and sensation). Amongst other things, neurologists are able to:
See our Neurology referral page for more information.